Thursday, August 25, 2011

BBQ Redemption

Thanks for the spaghetti help, y'all.  What is it about writing instead of saying "y'all" that makes me think I can get away with it?


Anyhoo, I made 1 HUGE box of spaghetti, 4 jars of sauce, and 3 pounds of meat.  I thought it was the perrrrrrrrfect amount until both my brother and my husband confessed to me later in the night that they were still hungry.  So they went off to the bar and ate chicken wings.

Spaghetti dinner fail.

BUT, I have a chance to redeem myself on Friday night when everyone's coming back over for a family BBQ.  Actually, Scotty will do all the major cooking for that, so really all my worrying is done.

Speaking of the backyard BBQ, remember when I said my backyard was filled with WWII trenches??  Well.  Scott is just about done with all his landscaping and it looks incredible now.  And the best part of it is we no longer have standing water out there when it rains....apparently the trenches were some sort of complex drainage system that is way over my head to explain.  I can't wait to take pictures to show you all how it looks.

Speaking of backyard BBQs AGAIN, Scott and I are also hosting a BBQ on Saturday for my group of girlfriends and their families.  We are just BBQ-ing fools, what can I say. 

I'm going to make my world famous pasta salad (so easy and sooo delish) and my family's secret recipe for potato salad (but I'll tell you the recipe if you want, because I'm terrible at keeping secrets).  And I should probably make a few other sides too.  Anyone have any awesome side dish-BBQ recipes you want to share?    Scott's in charge of all the main fixings, so no need to create extra work for yourselves there.



wonderchris said...

I'm all about a fruit kabob! And I love saying kabob...

YES to the recipes. :)

Catherine said...

Corn on the cob, roasted on the grill. So yummy you almost don't need butter. Almost.

Katherine said...

I want recipes! I always need new recipes. My favorite side is my corn salad: corn, black beans, chopped tomatoes and onions, tossed with lime juice, cumin, and mayo. Delish!

Kmama said...

It's not really a recipe, but we like to grill veggies whenever we barbecue. We get yellow squash, zucchini, and bell peppers, onions, asparagus. Add some olive oil and balsalmic vinegar. Mix it all up and then grill it in a grill pan. it's fantastic (and healthy).

Anonymous said...

cant wait to see the yard! We love hosting BBQs, too :)

all I know how to make is guacamole and ceviche... You can't miss with those!

Megan said...

I admit, I loved the WWI trenches - it offered such great opportunities for reenactments!

And I oh-so-wish I could get away with using "y'all."

Anonymous said...

Perfect timing girl, tomorrow I'm posting a super duper fab side dish recipe! Make sure you check it out!