Monday, September 7, 2009

Food Galore

My sister, Heather, and her boyfriend, Ryan, flew in for some family fun this Labor Day weekend. And, since their flight to head back to DC was midday Monday, we decided to celebrate Labor Day a day earlier than most.

So, on Sunday, we headed out to Andrew Jackson's (our seventh president,) home, The Hermitage. We watched the intro movie in the visitor center, used our audio tour guides to inform us, and took a guided tour of the home. It was beautiful. I especially fell in love with the entry way, or foyer, of the home (minus the revolting wallpaper.)

We walked the grounds, came home for lunch, and I crashed for a 2 hour nap. Woke up to found everyone outside playing horseshoes, and grilled out for dinner. We rounded the night out with some board games (Pict1onary and Tr1vial Pursuit,) and Ian and I were triumphant as a team in both games.

Now, the amazing thing of all, was the amount of food that was created and consumed for this weekend. There was only 6 of us, but somehow, we finished off enough food to feed an army.

Our menu for the weekend consisted of these dishes:
Banana Walnut Cookies
Quiche Lorraine
Fruit Salad
Pigs in a Blanket
Hummus and Vegetables
Amish Salad
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Homemade Reeses cups
Pasta Salad
Meatball Subs
Bagels and Cream Cheese
Hot Dogs
Homemade Potato Salad
Baked Beans
Corn on the Cob

Sheesh. That was a ridiculous amount of food, don't you think?


Callie said...

Wow, that is a ton of food! Sounds delicious though.

Jessica said...

You're making me hungry! Homemade Reeses cups?? That sounds amazing

Unknown said...

That is a lot of food! Where's my plate? =) It looks like you had fun though...I think that 2 hour nap was deserved! x

Kelley said...

I am feeling a little hurt that I wasn't invited to this party! haha, but seriously the menu sounded fabulous! Now you need to post the recipes from your favoriteS!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun day! The food sounds yummy! What are the homemade reeses cups?

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Oh that food sounds so good!

Emily said...

Food? Nap? Man- that is a dream weekend! Glad y'all had fun!!

Anonymous said...

Ugh. When you write it out, I find it gross :)