Saturday we hosted a little 4th of July get together at our flat
I thought my strawberries turned out pretty darn cute:) (gosh they were GOOD too!)
I also made red velvet cake - my great Grandma's recipe
Berries made a nice topping!
Steve & Selina & Amelia & Clara brought these CUTE cookies - loving the stars & stripes!!!
Also - of course - I made spinach dip with the ranch spice my Mom sent! oh it was GOOOOOD!
Helen also assembled the bean dip (which Betty Crocker calls Mexican dip) - everyone LOVED it !!!!
Cute Clara was collecting flag sticker to put on her cheeks!
She also popped over to the table now and then for a snack, then had to peek over the sofa to see the TV - toooooooo cute!
We also made tater tot casserole which went over really well!
From left Steve, Me, Ali, Anna, Amelia, Selina, Tom, Helen, Nicole & Cameron
Helen, Nicole & Cameron
Of COURSE we made hot dogs! With all the fixings of course - chili, sauerkraut, onions, etc)
Murray & Steve (and the very festive hats Steve & Selina brought along!)
Amelia, Selina, Me & Clara
Tom enjoying a brewsky on the balcony
Amelia & her Daddy
Tom & Murray with a hot dog........... enjoying the BBQing a bit too much I think!
Cameron & Nicole
Ali & Murray
Selina & Anna
Me with the lemonade! (I admit I couldn't find any lemonade mix, and I couldn't be bothered to make lemonade from scratch, so I used 'lemon tang' and then added slices of lemon. It was pretty good though!
Super festive Amelia - even her outfit is red white & blue! So cute:)
Nicole & Helen
Murray, Ali & Anna
Clara joined me for dinner - she did LOVE the hot dogs!
Me & Murray (do you like my t-shirt that I got at Target in the states when I was back in April?). I totally didn't realize it matched the cake until I put it on........... lol
A VERY lovely evening. I am just sad we didn't get a photo of the AMAZING 7 layer salad Helen assembled - it was SOOOOOOOOO nice (especially since we put ranch dressing that we made from another one of the packets my Mom sent on top). I really do think the peas & radishes made that dish AMAZING! :)
And can you BELIEVE I forgot to take a picture of the Minnesota cookies??? Bummer - but gosh they were yummy!