For our birthday celebration, we had the first of the summer's many bbq's with hamburgers and sausages.
But I did set the table in the dining room so that we could all sit and eat together rather than on our laps.
The girls helped to set the table and we used some flower table confetti I recently found at Pier 1. Combined with dollar store napkins and market lilies the table looks pretty festive. Somehow after dinner, a lot of this confetti ended up on the floor!
And we made dark chocolate and cashew bark with a few Lindor chocolates for table favours.
For an appetizer I made hummus using the recipe from Pioneer Woman. I made it in a blender so its not quite as smooth as store bought but it tastes so much fresher. Next time I'll try it in a food processer.
My sister made an olive tapenade that I didn't get a pic of. It was yummy on a baguette over cream cheese.
She also made this terrific salad with recipe from Martha. I'll be making this one again.
My Mom made her awesome potato salad and devilled eggs!
Brittany told me she's eating the rest of the eggs today and I don't get to have any!They are her favourite!
I made our new favourite broccoli salad that I blogged about here.
Then at Brittany's request, I made a Maple Cake. I found the recipe at Country Living
It looks great, the maple sugar icing is yummy but the cake was dry (boo).
If you have any ideas,I'd love to hear some tips on how to make it less dry for next time.