Good morning – happy Sunday – and Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms!! How was the first half of your weekend?
Last night Ben and I walked down to our friends’ house that live like three blocks away – so convenient and fun! – to meet up with some other friends. The hostess (who just had a baby!) always comes up with the greatest little appetizers, dips and dishes, and last night she did not disappoint – even with a new baby! For us she had prepared:
Those are thick cut cucumber slices with finely chopped apples, crushed pineapple and a little sour cream. SO much better for you than a standard veggie dip – and slightly sweet – sooo yummy! Kind of like healthy nachos!
Chips and salsa! She put out regular salsa and also some homeade fruit salsa. It was SO good. I LOVE fruit salsa! This one had pineapple, mango, jalapeno, red pepper, green onion and I think a little lime juice? Ugh it was so good. I ended up scooping GIANT scoop fulls onto my cucumber slices!!
The men grilled ribs, which I had one and a half of – they were divine! After we all ate – we went high-school and separated – men in the basement, ladies upstairs. And the cocktails came out!
My friends’ husband just went to the Kentucky Derby last weekend, and while he was there he went to the Makers Mark Distillary! He picked up a special Mint Julep mix and got to dip his own bottle of Makers Mark in their signature wax – cool! So he provided the mint julep mix and I provided the chocolate mint!!! These were STRONG but really good!
After this drink, the ladies stuck to wine spritzers. I know. I don’t even like typing that out – but these were really, really good! We added diet squirt to red wine and guess what it tasted like?! SANGRIA!! Sooooo yummy!
This couple also has an incredible lilac bushin their backyard, so they are always supplied with the freshest, most fragrant bouquets. So jealous!
Our hostess with the mostess – and new helper!
Well I’m off to start my day…have a GREAT one folks!!!