We invited Greg, Erica and Roxie over on Saturday night and were so happy that the weather cooperated. We spent much of our time out on the deck and the dogs got to chase after one another.
Andy made a twist on one of our stand by appetizer--jalapeno poppers--but instead of stuffing them whole, he cut them in half and put all the toppings on them, then baked them rather than grilling them (the grill was too full of ribs!) They were really good and not too hot (thanks to Andy removing the seeds.)
We also enjoyed some homemade potato salad, Greg & Erica's famous baked beans, corn on the cob, corn bread muffins, and fall off the bone ribs! Seriously, the ribs were competition worthy! Andy really knows how to cook 'em!
For dessert, I decided that our trifle bowl had spent far too long as a centerpiece holder and so after a thorough washing, I used it to actually make a trifle--imagine that! I think we'll keep the trifle bowl "center piece" free for awhile and use it for more desserts throughout the summer.
After a great meal, we took the dogs out back to play some ladder golf. Liddy and Roxie had a great time running around, though little Roxie is hard to keep track of in the dark! Fortunately, Liddy kept a good eye on her.
It was a great night and we're hoping Liddy wore Roxie out enough that she let Greg and Erica sleep in until at least 7:30 on Sunday! :)