Monday, July 1, 2013

Hangin' with Our Girls~

It is a rare occasion these days, but Saturday brought an opportunity to cookout with BOTH of our girls.  With our youngest home from college for the summer and our oldest finishing up her student teaching, this past weekend was a chance to hang out as a family.  Of course we welcomed the addition of Elie's sweet boyfriend and a college friend as well.

We enjoyed some seriously good food...I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

Ribs!  Oh my...honey dry rubbed some and others were smothered and covered with an apricot-bourbon bbq sauce made from scratch.  Finger lickin' good!

Fresh corn on the cob, little bit of olive oil and Trader Joes 21 Seasoning Salute!

Pasta Salad-tri color noodles with Newman's Own Family Style Salad Dressing.

Cubed mozzarella-topping #1 for the pasta salad.

Quartered pepperoni-topping #2 for the pasta salad.

Sliced black olives-topping #3 for the pasta salad.

Fresh grape tomatoes-topping #4 for the pasta salad.

I like having the toppings available on the side so everyone can chose what they like.

YUM!!!  Berry Cobbler that our youngest made from a recipe in her Lilly Pulitzer Book.  Screams SUMMERTIME!
Add a dollop of vanilla ice cream, and you are in Heaven!!

We finished the evening off with a game of Apples to Apples...lets just say...#2 kicked everyone's booty!


Chic Coastal Living said...

Yum!! That's the best dinner line up there is! I could enjoy that every night!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

How fun! Don't you love when your girls try a recipe and you get to enjoy :-)

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Yummy! Heading to Costco and the market today to shop for our trip to the cabin this week. Will be keeping these delicious looking ideas in mind. Glad you had some quality time with your girls.

Val said...

Some serious good eats!!

Karen Albert said...

Lauren you are great at entertaining anytime...if we lived closer, I could come by with another dish and some flowers!

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Leslie said...

Yum! Now THIS is a summer cook out...ribs and all! So glad you are enjoying some family time:)

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

Lauren, this looks delicious! :)

Suburban Charm said...

How wonderful to have everyone together! I love your pasta salad idea!!! I will have to try that because my kids pick half of the goodies out of my salad because they don't like them!

Katie said...

yum!!! i want some of that cobbler right now! :)


lovely yummy pics :)