Monday, August 11, 2008

Another Fun Family Weekend

I had  a nice surprise when I got home from work on Friday evening. Faith, Chad, "E", Josh and Michelle were all at my house for an impromptu family cookout.  (We had given Grace a much-needed "night off" while "E" spent the night with MiMi and Poppa.) We designated Chad to be in charge of the burgers and he made his signature Cajun Ranch Burgers.  YUMMO!  
His "secret" ingredients are a package of Ranch Dressing mix, salt, pepper and some Worcestershire sauce in the meat and then the burgers are sprinkled with Cajun Blackening Seasoning  just before grilling!  That was my assigned job!

Here are some of the yummy burgers cooking on the grill. (The 2 burgers off to the right are Josh's Gluten-Free burgers.)

We gathered around the table complete with french fries, Onion Rolls, sliced vine ripe tomatoes, sliced Vidalia onions and romaine lettuce leaves.  Chad had topped the burgers with Pepper Jack cheese and I am here to tell you!  I knew I loved that boy!

I made brownies and after dinner we all gathered around the TV to watch the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics with brownies and frozen vanilla yogurt!  The ceremonies were incredible!  The Chinese people outdid themselves on the festivities.

Everybody went home except Miss "E" and she spent the night with us. As with every other time that she has ever spent the night with us, she woke up saying, "I want BlueBEDDY pancakes!"  Well...MiMi was not too prepared this time because I was out of buttermilk and blueberries and I had also exhausted my supply in the freezer. So....that only left us with one possible alternative.    

BOB TUBE-EBBINS! (aka Bob Evans)

Well here is the Breakfast of Champions!  BlueBEDDY Pancakes!  Who needs a fork when there is whipping cream involved?

MiMi loves her girl!


Heather said...

My stomach is seriously growling right now looking at those burgers- YUM!
I love that your family lives close enough for lots of get-togethers like this! We do too (with my husband's parents) and it is a blessing!

Julie said...

This post made me so very hungry. Everything looks so good! You are so blessed to have your family close by. The table setting looked so nice!!

Becky said...

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has to wear glasses to cook. HA!! Those burgers do look yummo! And the picture of you and Emma is beautiful.

Another thing we have in common. Red dishes!! HA!

Jenna said...

My lands, I am hungry after reading this! It all looked SO good! And that Emma, I tell you what - TOO CUTE.

Kristen said...

What a fun weekend..and those burgers look awesome!
Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I appreciate your prayers so much! We're meeting with the builder this week sometime to talk out the details - and my mom is taking our computer in for us tomorrow, so hopefully I'll be back up and running very, very soon!

Emilie Nichole said...

My family is German also and I was named after my great aunt (my grandma's sister) Elma Emilie and also a close family friend of my parents who spelled her name the same way. It must be a German thing, although I always though the spelling was French! I'm glad you found me Emilie! Nice to meet another with the very special spelling!

Melissa said...

Love your family! :) Looks like a really great time!

Faith said...

That was such a fun night! And, those burgers and brownies were heavenly...what I wouldn't give to have them again right now! Yum!

And, I love that Emma Boo too!

Megan said...

How great to have your family so close by for fun nights like these! It looks like you all have such a great time together. And Emma - how cute is she?!?!? Adorable!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

She is so cute!! And what a great mimi you are!!

Emmie said...

what a fun time! Love the photos of emma she is a real sweetie!