Large Crowd Summer Menu Cookout


Happy belated 4th of July!

Sometimes it’s hard to put together a menu suitable for a large crowd. You’ll have your gluten free guest, your guest sensitive to spices, another guest who cannot tolerate garlic, and your no onions please guest. Oh and your no beef guest.

So whenever my sister and I put together our menu for the next family function, we have to take all these request into consideration. And, we love it. It gives us an opportunity to get a gathering together fast and be creative.

Remember, more isn’t always necessary because people tend to have a few cocktails beforehand and also nosh on the chips and whatever else precedes the main course.

Here is our typical summer bbq menu:

We usually start with a platter of olives and pickles, chips, celery and ranch dressing. On occasion there will be buffalo chicken wing dip, cheese and crackers, etc.,

Next, here comes the burgers, hot dogs, sausage patties, sausage and peppers, and bbq chicken. Then we have the pasta salad, corn on the cob, and deviled eggs! Yum. I’m getting hungry just writing about it.

Lol well anyway this is just a gist of some menu items you can put together pretty quick for a large crowd.

Here are some pics of our family. I hope you all had a safe and happy 4th.

It was a great 4th of July. We even camped out back in the Yert. The boys slept in their hammocks. I’ll have to try that one night. They said it was wicked comfortable.

Oh geez I almost forgot the most important part of the menu lol, the adult beverage we fell in love with. Saranac’s Moscow Mule ginger beer. If you can get your hands on one, try it. They are so good ice cold. It’s really a great summer drink.

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Summer 14


Over the past couple of days we had some things going on that we had to attend to. One thing being the BAR Association Golf Tournament. We have a few friends that are lawyers and the one friend puts on a golf tournament to raise money. Lol??? A lawyer raising money for what? But whatever, anyway we had a fantastic time with another couple that we are friends with.

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Our second function we had to attend to was called Dyno Days. It was an even put on by friend of ours who ones a business that fixes and enhances high performance motorcycles. This was their 2nd annual Dyno Days they put on and it had a pretty good turnout. This was only my first year I had gone because I just met mike last September.

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I love my life and I love the people who we associate with. I tell Mike all the time that he has some great friends (so do I) and we so fortunate to do the things we do. It is the little things in life that people take advantage of that shouldn’t be discounted.