Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Catching Up With Friends

This last Sunday we were totally blessed to be able to catch up with some friends we hadn't seen in a while, Mr. D.Y. (who was one of the hubby's best men) and Mrs. N.W. (wife of one of the hubby's groomsmen and now friend of mine!)  Both came over to our place to do some late season grilling and enjoy the fabulously warm fall weather!  Mr. S.W. (hubby to Mrs. N.W.) was supposed to join us as well but unfortunately he wasn't feeling the best so Mrs. N.W. flew solo!

The Ws had told us they would provide the steaks and did they go overboard!  Mrs. N.W. showed up with some BEA-U-TI-FUL looking steaks for the hubby to grill!  He did a fabulous job and they turned out super yummy (and this is coming from a non-steak-lovin girl!)  We also had sliced red potatoes with olive oil and salt that were grilled as well as some sliced zucchini.  The potatoes turned out super yummy but we hadn't ever grilled zucchini in slices and we left it on the grill to long which made it really mushy and not too yummy.  So that was a bit of a bummer but thankfully everything else tasted great!

My other "not perfect turnout" was with dessert.  I had wanted to make rice krispie treats since we had an open box but I didn't want to just make plain rice krispie treats since I thought that would be boring!  So I searched the web and found a fun little recipe to make rice krispie treats shaped like caramel apples.  Basically it is just a ball of rice krispie treats with a stick in the top that is then dipped in chocolate and rolled in sprinkles.  Since I didn't have any marshmallows I ended up making the treats the day they were coming over which meant they didn't have a lot of time to set up.  So the "apple" shaped rice krispie treats ended up a little mis-shapen.  Then I melted the chocolate and dipped the "apples" while the steaks were grilling which meant that didn't have time to set up either.  Let me tell you...they were EXTREMELY pathetic looking but I figured "Oh, Well"!  They were still sugar dipped in chocolate so I they couldn't be too bad tasting and served them anyway!  Even though they were super messy (and pretty ridiculous looking) they were super yummy!  I even made a little one for Little L and you will be able to see in the pictures below how much she enjoyed it!

All in all we had such a great time catching up and we are looking forward to planning some more get togethers soon!

Here are the pictures:

The Hubby grilling with Mr. D cheering him on!

Little L LOVES to push her baby stroller around!

Running through the yard!

Here is what dessert did to my daughter's face!

The joy of chocolate!

The hubby enjoying the rice krispie treat kinda shaped like a caramel apple!

The hubby took a picture of the rest of us but let's just say it wasn't flattering...to any of us...so it will not go posted!  :)