Licking the plate clean?? haha

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!

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10 responses to “Licking the plate clean?? haha

  1. Dinner was great! Let’s do it again soon…perhaps Thanksgiving:)

  2. Holy heavenly dinner! I absolutely adorrrrrrreeeee coleslaw on BBQ pork! That bacon onion garlic mac looks too good to be true. I love cookin with my fam!!

  3. Wow that meal looks right up my ally! BBQ and Mac& Cheese just spell comfort right there.

    I also LOVE chocolate fondue. My mom had a chocolate fountain at my bridal shower instead of a cake. I’m pretty sure that’s all I ate lol.

  4. Sorry been out of touch lately, though all caught up. Glad things have been going well! I love spending time with my family and good food 🙂 I would have licked the plate too 😉

  5. What a fabulous time. With all that amazing food, I don’t think I could have stopped eating.

    Chocolate fondue is one of the best things on the earth. I don’t know if you have Melting Pots out East, or if you have heard of the restaurant, but they have the most amazing dessert fondue.

  6. Holy cow that mac n cheese looks good! Without the onions for me though!

    Great way to spend a birthday! Happy Birthday to your Man! 😀

    And hot sauce is a MUST on pork bbq!

  7. soooo when are you getting your own cooking show? everything looks ridiculously good!

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