July 6th, 2010
Glad you all liked my barefoot essentials post! As long as I have something to post, I’ll be posting one every weekend, so keep an eye out!
Back to the weekend… It was quite a weekend of food, and of course I have no objection. One nice thing about having both of our families in the same town is that there is no shortage of holiday meals—and in the summer, cookouts!
There is also no shortage of black dog hair, but no one was too happy about that.
Cook out #1
My dad manned the grill and gussied up some chicken and fine burgers for the fam. Mine were meatless, obviously.
My mom made a yummy all-American poke cake.
Ain’t it purty?
Then my cousin and I combined our super powers to create this fabulous dish.
- -Mama Pea’s Vegan Black Bean Burger
- -Homemade Guacamole
- -Jessica’s fresh salad (cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red, yellow and orange peppers, sweet onion, red onion, radishes, garlic, avocado, cilantro, and fresh lime juice)
Ok, yes, I do realize that I didn’t create any of the food here, but the combination of these three things is my brain child–which quickly became my food baby.
We’re planning on opening a restaurant and serving this as our signature dish. Right now, it’s our only dish. But at least I’d be satisfied.
We finished off our 3rd of July celebration with a midnight Meadow’s hot fudge sundae (for only $1)! Yea, I stayed up until midnight for this bad boy! It’s a Hollidaysburg Holiday tradition!
Cook out # 2 remains unpictured.
I took the leftovers from cook out #1 to keep my vegetarian belly happy. I don’t expect people to cater to me and my dietary needs. I’d rather just bring my meal instead of having someone work extra to keep me fed. This way I know what I am eating and no one is being put out. It’s a win-win sit-u-a-shee-own.
We did snap some pictures on a walk! As you can see, we caught the 4th of July Carnival graveyard
All in all, a great trip back home! Family, food and fun…the trifecta! Plus, I love summer cookouts!!
What’s your favorite holiday meal?
I’m a huge fan of cookouts! Especially when there is sweet corn involved. There wasn’t at this one, but I promise that there will be in the future!