It’s BBQ time!

After swim class on Saturday, we had our first BBQ of the 2009 season! Start time was 2pm and we had put Sienna down early for a nap. It worked out well as she willingly went to sleep after lunch (also earlier) and swim class helped with that. She slept for 3 hours although I basically woke her up so who knows how long she would have really slept.

It was super fun! Peter made his delicious deviled eggs, Nate and Mari made fruit kabobs and Joy brought over her Wii with Guitar band setup (drums, guitars and microphone!) Yves came up with the brilliant idea of putting one of the extra tvs in the garage and setting up the Wii there. We kept the food simple with Bubba frozen burgers (quite good for frozen!) and hot dogs. I made my Potato Apple salad and a new recipe, a lighter version of Cold Sesame Noodles from Martha’s website. For dessert I made homemade oreo cookies, banana choco chip muffins and at the last minute decided to try vegan vanilla cupcakes with butterscotch frosting. Everything was well received! Yves has a funny video of us during rock band. Apparently, you could hear the singing a bit from the front of the house. I might be getting some funny looks from the neighbors!
There really is no reason I posted this shot, it’s just that Sienna looks like such a grown up here!
Sienna really took to the drums!
Skippy was eyeing the hot dog on the table!
Did I mention that Sienna really took to the drums?
Yves’ drum solo
Grilling is hard work!
Joy cutting up a burger for Sienna. Awww, she would make a good surrogate mom! HA!
Pete and his cuddle buddy!
Sienna tries a vegan cupcake
Nate, Sienna and Skippy looking for ants
Homemade Oreos recipe here. They weren’t bad. Don’t know if I would make it again
Vegan Vanilla cupcake recipe here. I came across the recipe by accident and was curious about it since it got good reviews (if you know me or read my blog regularly, you know I am not vegan). It was quite yummy and you wouldn’t have known it was vegan. I decided to do a butterscotch frosting.
My crack muffins as Pete refers to them and the vegan cupcakes pre frosting.


  1. Jungy
    June 9th, 2009 | 5:47 pm

    The oreos were good! Not as good as the crack muffins, but what is? (Actually the vegan cupcakes came surprisingly close.)

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