As I said in a recent post, I've been a bit backlogged in posting due to new apartment responsibilities (read: making sure the dog stays alive) and a heavier workload over the past couple of weeks. However, I'm here to rectify that backlog! I have lots of pictures from the past week's events.
This post is about a weekend that took place a couple of weeks ago - Memorial Day weekend! I had a barbeque in the park across the street from the apartment and invited over a few friends. This was my first full weekend in the apartment so it was a bit of a housewarming BBQ.
Lily and Lauren, my trustee blog subjects, came over early to grocery shop and help prep some of the food. Also, they brought the grill. Sue me! I've been living at home, I don't own a grill. Maybe by this time next year...Hell, maybe I'll even have my own grilling tongs. Dare to dream...
We made turkey burgers, guacamole, grilled veggie skewers, grilled corn on the cob with garlic and pepper, and attempted to finish off the day with grilled peaches and vanilla ice cream. The peaches were the only course that didn't turn out very photogenically, but they were still delicious!
While they worked on the grill, Sophia came over and brought maddeningly good Lavender Lemon bars that she made for the picnic. I want to steal the recipe and try them myself for a Fork it Over post (and because I want to be able to make and consume them on demand) but I'm sure they won't be as delectable as these first bars. I say bars plural because I definitely consumed more than one that day.
Eventually, other friends arrived and the party really began. We could finally dig in to the guacamole!
Grilling on the tiny grill felt a little inefficient at times, but the reward was a multi-course meal that spanned several hours in the sunshine and allowed us to really enjoy the holiday, instead of stuffing our faces as quickly as conceivably possible. Alright, some of that happened too.
Also, I learned there are fruit trees in the backyard of the apartment. This is going to be an amazing attribute come July! Overall, what a great summer day.
...but seriously, Lily? Lauren? Your grill is still in my foyer (and I use that term loosely.)