Monday, August 17, 2009

The Easiest Party I Ever Gave

You know I love to cook, and try out new stuff on unsuspecting guests. But I can get so involved that I wear myself out and can hardly taste the food when I serve it. There's something wrong with that.
Dave invited his baseball pal and wife out to our place for Sunday lunch and for this event I decided to just grill burgers. Unheard of!
Of course I had to grind my own beef, but that was it. Slice some onions, tomatoes, pickles, open a container of cole slaw and pop some beans from a can into the oven.
For french fries I sliced up potatoes and baked them in olive oil and spices. Easy peasy.
Dessert was fresh peach crumble with vanilla ice cream.
Our guests brought a nice bottle of red and a lemon meringue pie. Woowoo!
So I learned something important with this experience. It was good food, simple and all done ahead, and we ate it with great conversation and laughter.
That's what really counts.


  1. That's a beautiful burger! I can almost taste it. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my

  2. Mmmmmm. That looks wonderful. I enjoy parties where I don't have to spend all day in the kitchen and can relax and enjoy my company. My company meals have become much simpler too.

  3. I can almost smell the burger!!! YUM, YUM!!!

    I've done that, too. I've fussed and fussed and when it came time to eat I was worn out and too tired to eat. I learned my lesson that it was better not to fuss and just enjoy the simple pleasure of getting together. :)

  4. This is the right thing to do! I confess that my neurotic stagefever before having guests is so terrible that I hardly ever invite anyone. Maybe this might help.

  5. stage-fright is the right word...

  6. I have no idea what that green "stuff" is on top of the tomato, but I am wishing I had been within smelling distance of that grill. Yummm!

  7. Sounds like ideal entertaining!

  8. That burger photographed magazine quality. Yum, yum - can I come over for lunch? I have a love hate relationship with cooking. I love to try new things, but hate all the hassle I put myself through. Like you, I can never just do easy, but I'm learning too.

  9. In my view everybody must go through it.

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