Ted’s Birthday Bash 2011

Friends and family came over on Saturday to help celebrate ted_badger‘s 29th birthday. Other than a brief shower as I was grilling the chicken the weather was pretty great.

My biggest worry when having people over is that there won’t be enough food for everyone. This has led to chronic over-preparing of food for years of parties. I’ve been trying really hard to cut back on the gut reflex to double recipes for parties. It seems to be working out OK. Only the good lord knows where where the fear comes from.

Anywho, here’s the menu.

Deviled Eggs
Roasted Brussels Spouts crustini with Greek yogurt & black pepper
Vegetable dumplings with soy-ginger dipping sauce
Hummus and pita
Gaucamole, salsa & chips
Fritos & onion dip

Pulled pork
Buttermilk Roast Chicken
Grilled vegetables, marinated
Pasta, pesto & peas
Red Quinoa Salad, sort of based on this

Meringues w/Pear, Chocolate Sauce & Whipped Cream
Brown Sugar Cookies
Honeydew Lime Popsicles
Ice cream sandwiches