Post # 1
Been awol for a while, just SUPER busy, but its good to be back, 40 pounds lighter as I sit, and still going strong! This weekend is the first BBQ of the summer at our house and I’m so excited! And…a little nervous, there’s going to be a lot of people at our house and we haven’t hosted a shin dig in a while. I’m also looking for some help in the recipe department, we’ve got the cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans covered, but I’d love some recipes for pasta salad and any ideas anyone has for an easy dessert! Plus, anyone that knows me knows I love to hear a good hostess horror story! Tell me your best BBQ fails!
Post # 2
My favorite easy desert recipie. Summer fruit flan.
Melt butter and golden syrup togher. Mix with crushed digestive biscuits and flatten on a large plate to make a flan base. Lay on top in a pretty pattern your favorite summer fruits. Melt honey and more golden syrup together in a pan and drizzle over the top of your flan just before serving….add lashings of cream. Yummy.
Love a pasta salad too. I like a seafood one, prawns, crab mixed with your pasta cucumber cut up really, really small and some marie rose sause. Its is the most unsophisticated pasta salad ever. But has my two favorite ingreidents, prawns and pasta so I eat it by the bucket load.
Have a fun BBQ
Post # 3
Thanks! The pasta salad recipe and the flan sound great!
Post # 4
Flan was the first things that came to mind but you beat me to it! 🙂
I love this recipe!
and this one!
Now for the story! I once had my husbands co workers over for a nice dinner and my heels caught the tile seam…My husbands face met a tasty end.
Post # 5
Both of those look YUMMY!
LOVE IT! Your husband got a facefull! Hows your adorable puppy doggie?
Post # 6
our favorite summer desert recipe is banana cream brownies. Just made it yesterday for DH’s birthday.
Make your favorite brownies in a 13×9 pan. Once cooled, slice bananas and layer over the whole pan of brownies. Next mix a 6 oz box of vanilla pudding with 1 1/4 cups milk, then fold in an 8 oz tub of cool whip. Spread over bananas. Slice up some strawberries and garnish however you want.
DH really likes bananas, so I will get the 3 oz pudding boxes and get one vanilla and one banana. Either way is amazing.
Post # 7
Well, I’m no help on the pasta salad – ’cause I limit my carbs to dessert!
My favorite easy summer dessert – homemade strawberry shortcake.
These biscuits are TO.DIE.FOR. and so very easy. Cut up some strawbs, add a little sugar to taste, let macerate for an hour or so. When ready to serve, spoon over the biscuits, add some whipped cream (fresh is noms, but the pressurized stuff ups the easy quotient, lol), and dessert is served!
James Beard’s Cream Biscuits http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/12/cream-biscuits/
I’m making strawberry rhubarb topping for the ones I’m making this weekend!
Love to see you back, Nona. I still remember the poem you wrote for me… Have a great BBQ!
Post # 8
Thanks! I would have never thought of that brownie recipe! I was supposed to run to the store at lunch, but I’d better not….I’m going to end up trying to buy the things for all these great ideas and I only have so much time to prep!
Post # 9
lol Face, shirt, pants…
My puppy is doing great! We adopted another dog and she seems happy to have a friend 🙂
Post # 10
Here’s what I’ll be making tomorrow:
Refreshing Watermelon Salad – Original recipe makes 15 servings
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup sliced red onion, cut lengthwise
15 cups cubed watermelon
3 cups cubed English cucumber
1 (8 ounce) package feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
cracked black pepper
1.In a small bowl, pour lime juice over red onions. Allow to marinate for 2 hours or more.
2. Immediately before serving, gently combine the watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese, and basil in a large bowl. Season with black pepper. Toss watermelon salad with marinated onions and season with sea salt just before serving.
Post # 11
Welcome back! And congrats on the 40lb loss! How did you do it?
A nice summer dessert I suggest is as follows: Mix one tub of strawberry (or strawberry banana) yogurt with a tub of cool whip and then blend in sliced fruit. Keep it chilled until serving time. Granola is a great topper.
I hope the BBQ is a hit!
Post # 12
Thanks for the welcome and the recipe! It sounds so good!
Post # 13
oh wow! I’ve never had watermelon salad before! Thank you!
Post # 14
Hey lady! The 40 came off with lots of careful eating, long walks with my dog listening to audiobooks, three hours a week in the pilates studio and a ton of support from Mr. 99 who is down 50! We’ll see how it goes! Going to be good to see everyone tomorrow, just going to hope the weather cooperates!
Post # 15
is THE BEST side dish ever! Make sure you use fresh corn stripped from the cob- frozen or canned just doesn’t cut it (I’ve tried)!