I didn’t take many pictures! Dang it. There was so much going on and I spent most of my time in the kitchen. Everyone had a great time and there was plenty of food.
The best: The beef!
Thanks to my brother Mike (In the yellow hamburger shirt) for cooking this massive hunk of beef for more than 10 hours!
I spent weeks perfecting my Macarons. No one cared. The ice cream sandwiches were a hit – and so easy to make.
We had paprika chicken; potatoes; pasta with sausage; fruit salad; cole slaw; green beans; baked beans; roasted corn; cheese and sausage tray; chips/pretzels/snacks; and of course the beef.
Tons of desserts!
This was delicious. I made mini cupcakes, then made a chocolate buttercream frosting, frosted them then put in the freezer overnight and poured a ganache over them and sprinkled with gold and purple sugar flakes.
Basic brownies (My cousin also made brownies – she fancied them up with caramel and powdered sugar) And what my daughter calls “poor man’s cherry pie”.
Now for the worst:
I gave myself a spray tan – the one that comes in an aerosol can and you spray ‘evenly’ for that sun-kissed look. Well, it didn’t show until the next morning, and I obviously didn’t ‘evenly’ spray. Half my legs were neon white (hence my need for a tan) and the other had chunks of orange! I spent two hours in the tub with exfoliating scrub. They’re almost completely back to their florescent white! lol – No, there are no photos. 😉