Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Surrogate Family

So one of the big things that has come along with dating Michael is extra family.  I come from a tiny family (hi Mom!) so his large family has been somewhat of an experience for me.

Sunday afternoon his Mom and stepdad came to stay with him so an impromptu BBQ dinner was planned and the next thing we knew it was a table of eight for dinner.


With quick calls to a couple of family members and a trip to the supermarket for ribs and chicken, Michael had enough food on it’s way to make the meal happen.


I offered to bring something and when he said “beer” I whined and said I wanted to bring food.  haha.  So he assigned me the salad.  Weeeee!  I also had a fresh loaf of Fol Epi ciabatta bread just dying to be used so I toted that along with me too.


His sister-in-law baked a Crustless Coconut Custard Cake for dessert.  It was crazy delicious!


In the morning there were still six of us hanging around for breakfast so we decided we might as well do a sit down meal.  I was the only one having to head off to work (bummer) but I decided to chip in and put breakfast together anyway.  Someone had mentioned French Toast before bed and I had to have it!


Michael hooked me up with a loaf of cinnamon-raisin bread and I got to work.  We served it up with butter, syrup, and fresh strawberries right from his garden!


Of course, he ended up having the most genius idea at the table…


How do you score double the strawberries?

Well, you build a French Toast sammich stack of course!


And the best part of helping cook breakfast for six people?

Someone else will do most of the clean up.  :)

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1 comment:

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

Sounds like Michael's family are lovely!!! Great looking pictures, thanks for sharing.