Hola friends! Happy Sunday night 🙂 ??
Since last visit here’s how our day went down:
After a short noon-time nap on the couch I ate a quick leftover lunch then woke Sleeping Beauty from his slumber, 1pm friends, yes 1pm haha 😉
We got showered up an headed down to BW3’s to watch the Packers game & to get his royal highness some buffalo wings – win win on all accounts! Great way to spend a few hours this afternoon…
After some more Wii Mario Bros (we have problems haha) we headed over to my parents house for The Man’s birthday dinner!
DINNER WAS AWESOME 🙂
When we arrived at the parental’s abode the cooking action had already started!
The big to-do remaining was the mac n’ cheese since Mom had made the bbq ahead of time (she’s a planner, apple doesn’t fall far from the tree eh? 😉 )…. so Mom enlisted yours truly to lend a hand.
The sauce was made using a roux of butter & flour, adding some herb & garlic infused milk until thick before finishing with the cheese
Then mixed with some elbow macaroni & into the oven to bake for a while
In the meantime we cooked some delicious peppered bacon on the stovetop
Along with some chopped onion & garlic… these were going to be the toppings!
Once the mac was done in the oven, we topped with the chopped bacon and onions
Holy cow I couldn’t think of a better dish for The Man for his birthday dinner, this was amazing 🙂
Mom had also made some pork tenderloin bbq in the slow cooker earlier in the day, so a quick reheat was all it took
Plus a superfab Caesar salad to go alongside, complete with fresh Parm & croutons!
Of course while us ladies were hard at work, the men were making sure the TV “stayed safe” haha 😉
I decided to serve my bbq open-faced style, on a fresh roll with some hot sauce + coleslaw… yes please!
After dinner & perusing through some old school’ pic albums it was time for some dessert! Mom & lil’ sis were in charge of this venture and let me just say that they out-did themselves this time!!!!
Chocolate Fondue, ummmm pot o’ gold?!
Served with poundcake, bananas, strawberries & apples for dunking… plus some candles for the birthday of course 😛
Served by the most beautiful sister in the world!
OMG was this ever good!!!
Let’s just say I was s-t-u-f-f-e-d after this meal… but so freaking worth it. And there may or may not be a picture on my camera of a certain someone licking the chocolate off their plate (haha DEF not me 😉 )
It was a wonderful way to end our fantastic weekend — thanks again Fam for being so wonderful and having us over for this incredible meal!!
Alright friends, it’s late and I need to get myself together and ready for this 2 day week whoop whoop! See ya”ll tomorrow for BSI winner and Monday funday!