Monday, August 23, 2010

"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it."

We had a BBQ/balcony night on Saturday to celebrate our anniversary with friends. Other than the food pictured here we also BBQ'ed some burgers and hot dogs, rosemary potatoes, and corn. We didn't even have room to do dessert kebabs.

I also made my standard spinach dip which has been featured many times, and is always a crowd hit.

Banana Everything Cookies- VCIYCJ

These have banana, oatmeal and chocolate chips. I wasn't sure if they'd get eaten since they look more like healthy cookies....but all two dozen were gone within the first hour! I had half of one and found it very sweet and I also wanted to save room for yummy veggies so Billy got the rest. But definitely a win.

S'mores Cupcakes- VCTOTW

These took a bit longer than most other cupcakes, just because I had to make the graham crackers first...but so worth it. The cupcake is essentially the graham cracker, the icing the marshmallow, and then you top it with ganache or chocolate flakes. I decided to use up the rest of my summer supply of vegan marshmallows and added it to the buttercream icing...a s'more is not a s'more without marshmallow!!
They're very pretty, but all in all, they taste like carrot cake, so next time I'll just make carrot cupcakes :P and save myself the trouble. But I can see myself eating these every summer. Also, the batter is very liquidy (word?) and therefore they come out very soft, and they're messy. So maybe eat this one on a plate with a fork. Or go for the campfire experience and lick it off your fingers!!

Sunday was our 1 year anniversary, so we spent the day doing fabulous, fun things on a budget, haha. Dinner was BBQ since Billy wanted to help cook and he loves to grill. He had steak and I had gardein chicken with BBQ sauce. Sides were rosemary potatoes, dill carrots and corn, all done on the grill. We thawed our wedding cake and each had a slice for dessert.

On to year 2!

Breakfast this morning was leftover breakfast casserole and a new green smoothie: romaine, strawberry and banana. Yum!

Fruit salad smoothie- Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Foods


C said...

Happy anniversary! That s'more cupcake looks really good, and I really like carrot cake, so it sounds so yummy! By the way, I've finally bought "Quick and easy vegan comfort food". So far, I've made the fool-your-friends tacos, which have been fantastic, the spicy corn and the orange chicken. Everything was so good and easy to prepare.

Melissa said...

Good to hear! I haven't made any of those dishes yet, so I'll have to try them soon :)

caroline ross said...

Happy Anniversary! These were so fantastically delicious. It was like an orgasm in your mouth. You are THE hostess with the mostest.