6/7/08

Have You Voted Yet?

Well, around here, everyone is sort of talking. It's like stepping on thin ice. No one wants to be the first one to fall through. So, there is a very fragile peace. Let's see how long it lasts. I put everyone to work and we weeded and planted and trimmed and scrubbed and after it was all done this is what our backyard looked like. In the very forefront of this picture is a big blue cafe umbrella and dining set. This is a bonus from working at Cost Plus, 40% off on everything, including sale items, except wine and food. In the middle, is the racoon's free sushi bar. The big white table is my prep table for grilling and taking pictures. On the left is where plants go to die. Nothing grows there. I'm going to try a hydrangea, just because I want to watch it die.

Since everyone is talking, the sous chefs, husband, and I picked our snacks and drinks. Now, it is up to you to decide.

To keep this fair, I'm not telling you who picked what or who submitted what idea. This is all choosing by your stomach and what you want to torture us with making. I can already hear you rubbing your hands together and laughing manically.

So for grown up drinks, you can vote for... everything submitted. Ha ha. They all sounded good so I put it all in your hands.

Adult Drinks:

Mint Juleps
Bellini's
Orange and Basil Mojitos
Tijuana Taxi
gin slush
No- name drink: frozen mango, dark rum, triple sec, topped with sparkling wine
Burning Mandarin Martini
Sangria
Mojito Slushies

For the kids:

minted iced tea/lemonade
mint and limeade slushies
kool aid slushie

For the snacks:

Black Bean Dip
Peanut Butter & Bananas
Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly
Whoopie Pies
Shrimp Rockefeller
Bacon Appetizer Crescents

You have three days to vote. It's right up there on the right hand side. If you submitted a dinner or side recipe or I am assuming that mac'n'cheese and crab burgers are main courses, right? Because you know what assuming does, right? It makes an ass out of you and me. Oh stop groaning, will ya! So, if I have assumed wrong which happens all the time, let me know. If I forgot a drink, let me know, so I can fix the problem. The main course post is coming tomorrow.


8 comments:

Mayberry Magpie said...

What a lovely patio and backyard.

I'm embarrassed that I don't know much about your part of California. You mentioned in a post you don't have air conditioning. I assume that means that it's temperate enough to spend a lot of time on that lovely patio.

Did your home come with the water feature or did you put it in? I've always wanted one.

Mayberry Magpie

Mental P Mama said...

That back yard is so beautiful! Hydrangea might like it there in that shade...I'm too busy relaxing on that patio to vote. The shrimp sounds good, though, as do the mojitos. So that's what I'll have as I lounge by that pond. Thanks.

noble pig said...

What a lovely patio you have...does someone fan you when sit there? Or do you have a mister?

Krysta said...

*magpie... ugh! i wish it was temerate... in the summer it gets to be about 100-105 alot. but when the delta breezes kick in, in the evening, it's better to be outside than in our house. the pond was here when we moved in the house as was the spanish inlaid tile in the couryard that you can't see.

*mpm...i hope this hydrangea lives and likes the heavy clay soil under that tree. everything dies there.

*miss piggy... i wish we had a mister or better yet a cabana boy!

asthmagirl said...

I can easily see you sipping mint tea in your lovely courtyard.

Here's hoping that your fragile peace continues!

White On Rice Couple said...

Awww man, our latest submissions don't count, it's too late!

lcsa99 said...

Your patio is incredible! You must be really proud of it.

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