Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weekend in Pictures (Mostly)

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.


  1. All of the food looks so good, but I'm especially intrigued by the quinoa salad. I've made a few quinoa dishes now but am always on the lookout for new ones!

  2. Looks like such a fun weekend. The food looks amazing. You are such a great hostess!

  3. Those mushroom cakes look awesome. And the green bean salad - basically anything with bacon looks good to me hehe. What a fun weekend!

  4. Fun stuff! I'm craving those cucumber sandwiches!

  5. This food looks amazing! Quinoa salad and mushroom cakes, I'm drooling!

  6. Jealous of your lobster! Looks like you had such a fun weekend.

  7. I love family gathering and all the good food! Your CSA eats are looking especially fresh and yummy!

  8. Wow, those mushroom cakes look absolutely amazing!! I need to try those ASAP! Your food always looks good :)


  9. Your mom looks great! You can tell her I say hi :)

    So jealous of your lobster - I think I might have mentioned somewhere that my summer is incomplete because I hadn't had lobster or s'mores? s'mores are done now, but still waiting on lobster!

  10. This is the MOST AMAZING website. It should get national exposure. Julia could get a run for her money. What talent. Liz, I wish I was there so we could do this together. You Rock! Love it!