I hope everyone had a nice Fourth of July! Ours was relaxing. We didn’t do much since we were still exhausted from parties on Saturday and Sunday night, but we did manage to see some of our local fireworks from our front yard (after Nick played a round of golf with his friends). We also hung out with my parents for a while and did a lot of wedding talk. I’m already stressed, but also extremely excited.
Check out our garden! That’s a lot of butternut squash, cantaloupe and spinach. I hope it all turns out. It’s definitely thriving in this hot and rainy summer weather.
And of course there is no party in Columbus without an OSU cornhole set. Is cornhole a mid-western thing? It may be, but look it up, it’s fun.
If you’ve ever thrown a party before, you know that it’s always better to have too much food and drinks, as apposed to not enough. Just like last year, we were way overstocked, but this will definitely not go to waste…..
We had the food catered, and many of my friends and family also brought some sides. We had pulled pork, roasted chicken, coleslaw, watermelon salad, pasta salad, and a relish tray with hummus. I made baked beans and brownies (no, not bean brownies, although those taste really good too!).
Like the big loser I am, I went around and took pictures of people’s plates that were loaded with half veggies/fruit like the new USDA guidelines suggest. Here are some examples in case you were wondering how it’s done during a summertime cookout (I was very lenient, obviously);