Friday, May 30, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend Good Eats

We had a great Memorial Day weekend packed with lots of fun activities and lots of good eats. We didn't adventure too far out into the culinary world, but we did make some great food to eat outdoors. Oh, and our friends Stephen and Becky took us out to eat at Chelly's, our favorite mexican restaurant (sorry El Caz, for all of you from Manhattan, KS), which was awesome as usual.

Anyways, on to the food we made. I am not going to post recipes for everything unless someone asks me too. Most of this stuff is pretty straight forward, especially if I don't need a recipe to make it.

Lunch with Nate and Naomi (I forgot to take pics when we were eating, so these are the before pics. Better than nothing!)

Marinated Shrimp skewers (soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, oil, ground mustard, chopped green onions and garlic marinade) with pineapple chunks.

Italian Pasta Salad with feta cheese, pepperoni, cucumber, olives, red onion and tomatoes.

Blueberry Buckle recipe courtesy of this Real Simple food blog. This was awesome and really easy to make.

Nate had marinated chicken and venison skewers, pepper, mushroom and onion skewers, corn on the cob and another regular salad. Of course I have no pictures of this, but trust me when I say it was all awesome.

Our own Memorial Day dinner Monday evening.

More shish-ka-bobs! Hey, they're healthy and easy, and grilling is fun. They were just marinated chicken, andouille chicken sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, white onion, and pineapple skewers. I also made some Pillsbury breadsticks from a can (brushed on some olive oil, garlic powder, parsley and oregano to spice them up). We washed all of this down with a bottle of Dancing Bull Zinfandel.

On another note- look at our new baby tree! It is a prairiefire crabapple for all of those interested.

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