Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 3rd of July!!!

We had an awesome BBQ party on Sunday the 3rd and showcased some awesome food from the talented Chef Loren, Chef Christina, Chef Uncle -D, Chef K, and craft cocktail extraordinaire Austin.
Loren made an amazing citrus quinoa with feta cheese that was light and refreshing and chocolate chip zucchini bread that was like crack. So perfectly moist that the chocolate chips wanted to stay melted. I had at least a quarter of the cake.
Chef Christina brought a fresh fruit salad with a perfect balance of summer fruits to keep you energized through the day.

 Chef Uncle-D made burgers from scratch and were beautifully grilled and complemented with caramelized onion and mushrooms. He also made a fresh crushed watermelon vodka drink that was very popular with the ladies :)

 Chef K (that's me :) ...) made a white sangria infused with strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple cut into shapes of stars, an english pea with spinach and pesto pasta salad, and dijon fingerling potatoes with chili peppers and sriacha. And Flag Cake!

Craft cocktails that went like hotcakes throughout the day and far into the night were carefully crafted by Austin. Some of the concoctions he created were a Moscow Mule, JalapeƱo Colonel, Darkest storms, Mojito, Gold Rush, Kentucky Colonel, and Cucumber Day Spas. All of his ingredients were freshly muddled and garnished with mint or candied ginger. I am a lucky girl!!! Spoiled actually~

Many others brought delicious food and filled our table with chips, dip and booze. Thanks guys!!

But what made the BBQ a success was the amazing people that came. We are very lucky to be surrounded by the coolest people who all get along with each other. Thank you everyone that came to the BBQ!!! I heard some interesting conversations and even saw some numbers being exchanged.
So instead of showcasing food today on my blog, I wanted to show some of the faces that made yesterday what it was :)

I'm going to throw yesterday's BBQ into the success pile of my life. It was splendid.