Les Tanners brought a delightful array of charcuterie. Slices of mac & cheese loaf, olive loaf, & pistachio loaf; and a spicy saucisson (?… cured meat thingy. not unlike salami) on a pretty platter.
Couldn’t peel the covering off of this one fast enough. So good.
R & M brought FILIP PEANUTS!! And pickled carrots! R, these peanuts are like crack. >_< Too dangerous to have at a house. I also place at least partial blame on R for all of my festiveness. You are like the big sister that I never had in the sorority I never joined! And I loved every single minute/cocktail of it.
My buddy in the military & his chickie brought these bangin’ roasted potatoes. Well, she made it. So good! Thin & slightly crisp skin on the outside, and creamy insides. Mmm. Potatoes are so tough for me to cook sometimes – I either undercook them or overcook them into a gummy mess.
The fruit salad was so refreshing & welcome. Great combo – strawberries, watermelon, blueberries… Mmmm. And she put it in the bowl! So cute with the presentation!!
I didn’t know that a salad made primarily of sausage (2 kinds), and minced pickles & onions was possible. I’d have found myself a salad eater much earlier in life if that were the case. BTDubs, Chris made all of the sausages & charcuterie himself. Natch. Making friends with a Chef-Prof who specializes in the curing arts is deliciously AWESOME. I’d probably give myself botulism trying to cure meat, but as Albany John said “Thank you for letting me put your sausages in my mouth!”.
Sil also brought me a pink princess crown. Haha, yay! Sil, you are the best!
Sebastien brought some beautiful & freshly plucked strawberries from Samascott Farms. They were so juicy and ripe! It reminded me of why strawberries are one of my favorite berries – because when they’re in the throws of summer ripeness it’s like licking a little bit of heaven.
Oh, and then after stuffing ourselves we headed over to the Biergarten to drink boots of beer. Thank Matt!
Cuke salad! $2.95 – big bowl of salty cukes in yogurt sauce with dill. I want this every freaking day.
Dudes, their fries are awesome. A crunchy/crispy coating, so good for only $2.95.