I woke up at 4:30AM Friday and went out Friday night. I have no idea how I lasted but I did! Friday night was spent saying goodbye to some awesome work friends...
And hanging out with my home friends...
I ended up deciding to stay in the city (after four drinks that was a smart decision). I had tons of late night food at Courtney's apartment that is totally not blog worthy but definitely needed!
Saturday I got ready and headed to my friend Laura's Baby Shower.... (yes in the same dress, don't judge!)
And then we spent some time with Caitie's baby Jake!
And then off to spend time with my amazing grandparents who are here for the week. Since they are not from the Northeast, my mom cooked lobsters. I love lobster dinners!
Today, I hosted a bbq for our families. First up:
Cucumber Toasts with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon
And then Dave got to work bbqing. I had made home-made burgers, hot dogs and mushroom cakes.
For the sides I made a CSA Salad! Everything in here (aside from the Feta) was from my CSA.
And a Quinoa Salad using Red and White Quinoa, Sliced Portobellas, Scallions, Eggplant, Corn cut off the cob, Black Beans, Lime Juice, EVOO, Salt and Pepper.
Mushroom Cakes with Guacomole and Red Pepper Coulis
And juicy burgers- A Combo of Ground Sirloin and Ground Pork, Bread Crumbs, 2 Eggs, Italian Seasoning, Parm Cheese, Sauted Onions and Garlic and lots of salt and pepper.
Hot Dogs and Cheese Stuffed Burgers...
Bacon, Green Beans, Potato Salad
And all the food!
And my plate!
Yep, a lot of food.
Dessert was a Devil's Food Cake with Butter-cream frosting. (My mother-in-law wipped this up!)
What a great weekend with friends and family! I am so lucky to have two such amazing grandparents... I wish I got to see them more often.