Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer BBQ With Friends

Went to some of our best friend's for a BBQ this hot, sunny, almost-summer evening...
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Several of their family members are vegetarian, so we had wonderful meal and no one cared or commented on the "weird vegan food".
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In fact, my baked beans AND macaroni salad were devoured right along with everything else.

My oldest "Sprout" enjoyed the large screen TV/computer and wireless keyboard.

She found she could even update her Facebook status with the keyboard UPSIDE DOWN!




Here's my DEE-LISH plate. The odd kahki-green thing is a quarter of an artichoke, pre-cooked and then charred a bit on the grill, SO yummy!!
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The burger, which you can't see in the bun, was your basic Boca or Garden or something. Anything is awesome when grilled of course.
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And I won't bore you with details about my standard picnic contribution, I've blogged both; the macaroni salad recipe's here and the baked beans are one of the few recipes I use from Veganomicon. (The recipe calls for canned beans tho, and I always make my own.)

My children feel the camera is a play-toy, so humor me and a few silly pictures...















If I'm looking tired by this point, it's only because we'd had a busy, productive day, never tired of my children's antics.................. of course!!

5 comments:

Matt said...

The weather had been getting nice, so we invited friends over for BBQ too. There was almost enough sun in the morning to make sun tea =). Luckilly, good food and good people trump Northwest weather.

Sal said...

ooh nice! i'm hoping for good weather for a barbie tomorrow!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Fun barbecue! It's always great when vegan food is just accepted as normal, regular food instead of a mildly horrifying oddity.

The time for barbecuing has definitely passed here, it is way too hot. Been in the 110s every day this week with 99% humidity. Oh miserable summer...

SweetKaroline said...

I totally love when you're surrounded by other vegans and you can feel normal and don't have to worry about the stupid jokes about your yummy food:)

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Sounds like a blast!