Sunday, August 22, 2010

Brittany's 30th Birthday

On the 7th we had a party for Brittany's 30th. If you didn't know she's a total foodie so the menu had to be super cool even though I wasn't sure she'd eat any of it.

Love this shot Diana took of Logan. It makes our dilapidated shed look almost cool in the background.

Logan and Eli had their own table. I think they are finally getting the friend thing down and are starting to get along.

I'm realizing we had two D families at the party. The first D family has the cutest twin girls that are 4 months old and so cute. I was glad they could make it.

The other D Family even dressed to match the decor. Speaking of decor I had big plans for the decor but a huge rainstorm came in 2 hours before the party. It cleared up and we moved the party back outside but no cute decorations.

We even had "my paralegal," Diana and her husband at the party. Diana is mine and Brittany's sanity at work even if we don't work together anymore and have silly fights about photoshop and room temperatures.
There were more guests that showed up but I didn't get photos of along with photos of all the food.
I'm so glad Brittany lives in my hood and we've become such good friends. I know she's my right hand woman when it comes to all these crazy ideas I've had for church projects. She's an awesome cook, fabulous makeup artist and I hope she enjoys eating again because Logan and I both miss our dinner buddy.
Okay so now onto the menu. We did a sliders party because Britt said one time that it would be fun to make a bunch of different ones for a party. It was fun and I think it was Tad's favorite party food to date. We had four different sliders: BBQ chicken, BBQ meatball, inside-out cheeseburgers and mushroom & Swiss sliders.
Probably the most popular sliders were the inside-out cheeseburger and mushroom & Swiss sliders. For the meatball slider I originally wanted a meatball with marinara like at a deli shop but then I was lacking the time and ingredients so I make Pioneer Woman's BBQ meatballs instead.
The bbq chicken is a super simple recipe. 4-6 chicken breasts thrown in a greased slow cooker. Pour 16oz of your favorite BBQ sauce over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Right before serving, shred chicken. Recipe is from Stephanie Ashcraft's 101 Things to Do with a Slow Cooker
The D Family brought a really yummy fruit salad and I made a caprese. If you've never had a caprese salad it's so simple and easy. Grape tomatoes, sliced thinly basil, sliced fresh mozzarella or fresh mozzarella balls, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper. See easy.

1 comment:

MHall said...

Well - that was fun. I'm sorry the cupcake pix didn't turn out. Everything was PERFECT. The food was really good. I sampled most of it :)