For our July 4th cookout today, it was just hubby and I. All 3 kids had plans today with friends...which was okay with me since everything in the house is so disorganized right now. We have to carve out a little spot to sit and eat at the kitchen table. Our dining room table...well forget about that, we haven't seen it in over a week now! It's buried alive in kitchen stuff. So, considering the fact that we don't have a functioning dishwasher at this point, I decided we would go full "picnic style" with Chinet paper plates. If you knew me...you would know how much I hate paper plates! But...today they were wonderful! LOL On our way home from the tile store this afternoon...I decided that as much as I could have settled for a simple sandwich...that we NEEDED to have our own little cookout today. I wanted NORMAL! So, we grilled burgers and uncured beef hot dogs (by Applegate) and I even made barbecued chicken wing drummettes using the barbecue sauce I made a few days ago for my beef back ribs. I made coleslaw and also made baked breaded zucchini fries. The most exciting thing I did this afternoon was use my new oven that was just delivered yesterday to bake a batch of my Sesame Seed Buns! Thankfully, the new oven worked fine and they turned out beautiful. I snapped a few photos of our little cookout dinner below. I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! Enjoy!
|Sesame Seed Buns -- First thing ever made in my new oven!|
|Does this look like a wheat/grain/gluten-free, no sugar added meal to you?|