Thursday, May 30, 2013's really not dirty

We hosted a BBQ this past Saturday.

We invited all of the neighbors and a smattering of friends.  

It was a crashing success.  

The menu was a work of art.  Seriously.  (You guys know I am a kitchen diva right?)  So when I say we invited everyone for a cook-out you just know you ain't getting no burgers and dogs here.  Let me just add, there is nothing wrong with burgers and dogs.  But everyone was doing that this weekend and I really wanted to make something that my guest wouldn't be eating Sunday or Monday.  That's right.  I'm always thinking like that.

The menu consisted of Korean BBQ kebabs, Chicken & pineapple Hawaiian kabobs. two different pasta salads, tomato and feta salad, broccoli casserole, spinach dip, carrot cake, crack cookies and a 3 gallon dispenser of spa water.

I am always the last one to eat when we have company.  That's just how I roll.  I was hoping to get pictures, but everyone fell on the food before I could do that.  In fact, by the time I got around to making a plate there was exactly 1 Korean BBQ kebab left.  One.  No worries.  I had the chicken, but I think it is fair to say the steak was a huge hit.  

Since I have been planning this summer soiree for a little over a month I debated on what outdoor game I should invest in.  Horseshoes? Bocci? Cornhole?  Finally I decided to go with something I wanted to learn.  Cornhole won.  It sounds a lot dirtier than it actually is.

The point of the game is to throw your bean bags through a six inch hole from twenty six - thirty-two feet away.  I have no idea why I thought this would be easy.  It wasn't.  During the actual party, I just got to watch.  We had a rousing game of Cornhole going on behind the pool and a loud and boisterous game of bocci (neighbors brought over their game) happening on the east lawn.  (East lawn.  I crack myself up.  Snooty.)  

On Sunday, after breakfast I brought the new game out and spent most of the day tossing bean bags.  I worked really hard and even once I was able to get the Captain to join me, I still sucked.  But it's all good, because now I'm am fixated on mastering this game.  I promise to keep you guys in the loop and let you know how that fares.  

So tell me, what outdoor games do you guys like to play?  Keep it clean people.  And by people I mean Karla.  

1 comment:

abby mumford said...

i'm a big fan of games, pretty much any of the ones you've listed above, and many of the ones you haven't (frisbee, catch, volleyball, croquet, etc. etc.) if there's a game, i'm usually on board to play it.