Hosting our party kept me hopping, so I only took a couple of photos during the actual event. Mike did an outstanding job making barbecued chicken, which he had brined the night before, in addition to homemade potato salad. None of our friends and neighbors showed up empty handed, so we had enough food to feed a small army.
|The pugs had a great time visiting with everyone. From left to right: Romeo, Elvis, and LarryPug. |
LarryPug is keeping a sharp eye on the food table in case someone drops something.
|I made my famous maple cookies. I enjoy eating the raw cookie dough as much as the finished product.|
|The cookies have maple frosting on top. Yummy!|
|Kim brought a delicious fruit salad and she even cut the watermelon into stars! |
Eat your heart out Martha Stewart!
|Paul and Terri tried out my new purple bench.|
|Terri brought strawberry shortcake...|
|...with home-made biscuits. Guess who is definitely getting invited back next year!|
|Joannie brought her famous broccoli salad.|
|Marcia brought the world's largest salad and she gifted me with the purple platter and purple salad tongs! |
Thank you Marcia!
|It wouldn't be the 4th of July without patriotic brownies.|
|I ate the last piece of Terri's strawberry shortcake for breakfast.|
|Phil made us home-made beef ribs with his Mom's secret recipe marinade for dinner. |
Joannie and Dan came over to help us eat them. We also feasted on more party leftovers.
Colonnade which was designed by my blogging friend Kim from Robot Mom Sews.
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Pugs and kisses,