July 8, 2014

A BBQ Kind of Weekend

I hope you had a nice July 4th. We did, despite the threat of a hurricane coming up the coast. Thankfully Arthur didn't come close enough to the Jersey shore to effect our weather too much. Friday was a little gray but overall, a decent day. We hosted a Family BBQ at our house on Saturday - and what a perfect day it was! Sunny, breezy, 82ish degrees and no humidity. It was so nice and so unexpected to be able to shut off the air conditioner in JULY!

The kids had a blast with these, of course!

The pool deck flooring is complete but we still have to add the finishing touches to the outside, add the railings, and some paint to the re-used steps. But at least it's functional for accessing the pool.

I kept the food for this BBQ s-i-m-p-l-e.  Appetizers were cold shrimp, pepperoni bread, and chips and dip.  Dinner was grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, with all the fixings and sides of baked beans, fresh pasta salad and macaroni salad.

For dessert we had a fruit tray, thick fudgy brownies, Tastefully Simple Almond cake (with the rhubarb-strawberry spread), and freeze pops. My mother-in-law also brought a large strawberry shortcake from a local bakery.

It was a classic BBQ from beginning to end. Sometimes simple is best!

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