Sunday, May 31, 2009

Backyard Entertaining

There's a small fact about backyard entertaining that I forgot about yesterday... namely, that it all takes place in the backyard. As in, outdoors. As in, allergy central. My allergies were already giving me grief last week at Kevin and Sindy's Memorial Day bash but that attack of the drippy eye was no match for today. Appetizing huh?

Kevin and Sindy made us this last week...

Mmmm, banana nut waffles...

So, today was our turn to provide food. I made Baked Dijon Chicken with a spinach salad (spinach, goat cheese, cranberries, walnuts, and sugar snap peas. Dressed with a mix of olive oil, lemon juice, Herbes De Provence, and honey. No snot. Just food- in case you were wondering.) There's no picture because we inhaled it. Also, I was eating as fast as possible to get back inside. Curse you allergens!

Don't worry, though. We had plenty of indoor entertainment. One of our favorite things to do is make our friends play Wii Fit. Sure, the exercising part may suck but watching your friends try the tree pose and hula hoop challenge on the Wii board is pure comedy. See, exercising can be fun!

Hermy laughs in the face of exercise...

You know what all that exercise is good for? Dessert. Behold, the rhubarb tart the way it was supposed to look ( not like this version but you can get the recipe there!) And, come on? Can rhubarb get any better than paired with strawberries, too? Rhubarb!! You're amazing!

Well, it's off to the couch for me with a hot washcloth compress for added coolness. I've got to get better for our vacation to Denver in 3 days! ( travel posts to soon invade your computer... )

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