I don’y know about all of you but I could sure use a weekend to recover from this last weekend. It all started on Friday at work… Work consisted of lots of collaboration meetings, in order to get organized for the next few weeks. The meetings were definitely worth it and I think we all have a better understand of what we need to be working on in order to piece together this software.
After work, I rushed over to Giant to pick up a few things I needed for the housewarming party and for Sunny’s birthday party. I was planning on making deviled eggs for the housewarming party and potato and bean salad for Sunny’s birthday party. I didn’t have time to take any pictures of the deviled eggs I made for the party, but I will tell you they were awesome. I used Greek yogurt instead of mayo for the filling, and they were a hit. I did had about 1 teaspoon of mayo in the mix to give it a bit more flavor, but the filling was 99% Greek yogurt.
I did not take any pictures at the housewarming party (fail), even though I had specifically told Patti I would bring my camera and take pictures. It was a great night, and we ended up staying at Patti and Ramsey’s house that night because we were too exhausted to drive home. We woke up in the morning, had some amazing coffee (thank Patti), and headed home to start food prep for Sunny’s Party. I made potato salad (one with Greek Yogurt and one with mayo) and a Weight Watchers two bean summer salad. I personally think the potato salad with Greek yogurt turned out better than the one with mayo, it was less dense. Erik’s mom came over around noon to help me finish up my salads before we headed over to Diana’s house to help with the party stuff.
While we were at Diana’s house, my amazingly wonderful hubby cleaned the ENTIRE kitchen… as in moved everything off the counters and scrubbed them AND the cabinets. amazing! Thank you hubby! Our kitchen looks like it did when we first moved in.
While the ladies were cooking inside, Drew and Sunny set up the tents, tables and chairs outside. From inside the house, it looked like there was a small wedding being set up on top of the hill, it was cute.
Slowly but surely the guests started to arrive and we starting bringing out the food. There was A LOT of food. This is a picture of just the appetizers.. stuffed mushrooms (artfully stuffed by yours truly), gigantic cheese ball with veggies, meatballs, and salad.
We were running around setting things up and bringing out the food, we almost didn’t have any time to sit down and eat. I didn’t actually make myself a plate, so I took a picture of Drew’s plate:
We had chicken and veggie skewers, my (wonderful) potato salad, and burgers (not pictured).
After we finished eating, Lejia, Lauren and I went back inside to make the desserts.
Lejia had made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and Lauren made some yummy fruit parfaits that I helped her put together.
I shared a parfait with Erik
and ate a yummy cupcake too!
Diana then presented Sunny with his present.. she had put together an awesome memory book of pictures from all of his friends.
He loved it! It was a fantastic day with some very awesome people.. I love birthday parties.. 🙂
Yesterday we had another birthday in the family. My cousin Farid turned 16! We went to Rio Grande for his birthday dinner:
mmmm enchiladas.. sorry I have yet to figure out how to take a good picture of Mexican food. I just cannot do it, but I will keep trying.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know for a fact that Ella, Erik and I are pooped!
How was your weekend?