My party went off without a hitch today. The weather was nice (although SUPER HOT), the food was good and I didn’t go completely nuts. I ate a bit more then I probably should have but overall I feel good about the day.
Instead of my normal daily journal (because the points wouldn’t be accurate anyway) I thought I would share my party menu.
- BBQ chicken
- I marinated chicken legs and boneless chicken tenders in BBQ sauce overnight and grilled them. Oh they came out YUMMY. I’m assuming others liked them as well because I have NO LEFTOVERS! The toddler had almost three whole pieces!
- Baked Beans
- I put 1 can of BBQ beans, 3 cans of “pork and beans” and 1 can of regular old navy beans in the crock pot with a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce and a dash of nutmeg.
- Grilled Potatoes
- Using the Vegetable Grill Trick, I layered a bed of Vidalia onions and 4 cans on whole potatoes (drained) drizzled with a bit of olive oil and sprinkled with spices and placed on the grill for a bit. Oh… these were my favorite! I probably ate too much but MAN were they good!
- For munchies, I had baked corn chips with salsa and pretzel thins.
My guests handled everything else, the pasta salad, fruit salad and Brownies!
These brownies were a bit of a downfall for me. They were SOOO good. Let’s see, the only way I can explain them were nutty, chocolate, graham cracker bites. Thankfully, they were cut in really small pieces. I also gave some to my guests to take home so I wouldn’t be tempted with the leftovers.
There you have it, Roni’s BBQ menu. I stuck with a few light beers and munched on everything in moderation. Like I said, I could have done better but it was a party and I think I made pretty good choices in my menu choices.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!