“It keeps the beans from being unruly!”

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 25, 2009

A few photos from our weekend!

On Saturday night, we BBQed at a friends house…burgers, 7-layer salad and MUCH more!

7-Layer Salad made by my friend with lettuce, green onions, cheese, bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers and dressing.  Scrumptious!

My strawberry rhubarb pie plus my brand new gardening expert friend (who should expect LOTS of emails from me about this and that ;) brought a Rhubarb Pudding Cake (recipe here).  You would NEVER have known there was anything that was originally tart or bitter in the cake!  Heavenly!

See that RAMEKIN!  A gorgeous ramekin sitting on Chinet.  It struck me funny…so I asked our host and grilling extraordinarie why in the world his beans were in ramekin.  His response, “It keeps the beans from being unruly!”…meaning it keeps the bean juices off the buns and other food.  Who would’ve thought!  A genius idea, really?  Although, I’m not sure about a ramekin on Chinet!??!!??!  Perhaps some of those plates with dividers next time?!?

I get VERY little drama (girl drama, that is!) in my life with 2 toddler boys, so watching the girls was a delight for me!  Hmmm…wonder what they are up to…

Summer means two things…rosy cheeks and sweaty curlz!

Bubby is not so sure about this new slide!

And Cheeks is ALL for watering the “plants” like his mommy does!

And then there’s keeping the lawn mower spotless.

Plus an outdoor shower.  By the child who SCREAMS when the tub shower accidentally comes on?!?

And Memorial Day wouldn’t be complete without grilled corn (more on that later!)…Yes, it is SO not fair that boys get the great eyelashes!

Today the boys are off to the Reds baseball game in Cincy while I stay home to work on the cookbook manuscript!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and start to a fun filled summer!!!  A special thanks to all those who serve in the armed forces and those families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty!  We are DEEPLY grateful for the sacrifices you make for our freedom!

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