Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rural Thursday Blog Hop

Today, let's talk food!!
If you follow my blog, you know I Don't Love To Cook!

However when either of my boys come home,
I really enjoy cooking for them.
Mike and Alisa were coming Saturday,
the cooking and baking began on Friday.

First, there was Pasta Salad

Here are all the ingredients.
There were big plans to take step by step pictures,
But I forgot and now you don't even get to see the finished product.
It was made with fresh dill and it was yummy!

There is no picture of the yummy potato salad either,
when this girl gets going...well, truthfully, I forgot!

I made these cute little Bruschetta cups,
with sour cream in the bowl,

there were plenty of extras to refill the flip flop.

I made veggies in dip, in cute little bread bowls.

Cheese and Crackers
I didn't make the crackers  ;))

Deviled Eggs with Bacon
I sprinkled them with fresh bacon crisp crumbles,
just before I served them.

And Shrimp Cocktail, Mike's favorite!
No photo!!

The local corn on the cob, was sweet and delicious!

We made hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill.

I baked cupcakes for desert but again, no pictures!

The hubs took this picture of the inside of the frig.
The pasta salad is behind the cheese & crackers,
the potato salad is to the left of that,
just so you know I really made them.

The frig is usually filled with dogie bags
from our favorite restaurants!!
It's always shocking to see it filled with real food.

Sharing with Rural Thursday Blog Hop
Nancy at A Rural Journal
Lisa at Two Bears Farm
Why not hop in and hop around!


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yum! It all looks wonderful. I would've zoned in on the corn on the cob and the shrimp cocktail though! :-)

Muffy's Marks said...

Didn't your feet hurt, after all that cooking? You did a fantastic job, no wonder those boys love coming home. I hope you don't mind, I'm stealing the french bread dip idea. Aren't fridge's beautiful when they're full of goodies made with love. Have a great day, laugh lots, its good for the soul.

Farm Girl said...

It all looks so yummy too. I love seeing all of the pretty food you make. It always just looks like fun.

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

it all looks too good to eat! I'm impressed with your organized fridge!
Glad you had a fun visit with the kids!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Love those bread bowls - I might borrow your idea sometime! :)

carol l mckenna said...

You obviously love to cook for your family when they come ~ Wow! Great foods ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Susan said...

Those bread bowl dip things were awesome, I'm definitely gonna have to make those next time the family comes around! Everything, well, everything you took a picture of looks absolutely delicious.

Beth said...

It all looks so good. Love the bread bowl dips.

Nancy said...

What? You didn't make homemade crackers? Loser! Lol.

It looks delicious -- well done my friend.

Julie G. said...

Your children are very lucky! When they arrive home a meal made with lots of love is served. Everything looks great! Fresh, colorful and delicious. You are a joy!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh your icebox looked yummy! lol I know they had to have been thrilled. Sandie

Andee said...

I love love love the dip idea. I know Brady will love it. Me too. All the food looks so good and those chips are just too fancy.

Bonnie said...

Wow, I need to clean out my refrigerator. I would hate for anyone to take a picture of it. Everything looks delicious. I love cooking for family! Happy Thursday! Bonnie

Buttons Thoughts said...
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Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I want to live in your frig. Is that weird? :)
I deleted the other comment apparently I have forgotten how to talk and spell:) B

rainfield61 said...

I miss that line.

Have you mentioned that you like also making chocolate ice cream?

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Aren't you a good mama!! The bread bowl dip and veggies looks good, I'll be trying that one! The Bruschetta cups looks like too much work for me...I'm a lazy cook! But they do look yummy. Wow, it sounds like you had a lot of good food. Next time, invite me!! :)

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. real food. your veggies in dip were cute. i bet it was all wonderful.

Miss Debbie said...

Looks and sounds great! You were a busy lady ...and so creative. I know they felt special...knowing you went to so much trouble for them!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I wish my fridge looked like that!

Adrienne said...

Ummm...Yummy! And I think that flip flop serving dish is the cutest thing ever! (is it bad that THAT is my take-away from all your loving hard work!) If it's orderable (the flip flop dish...not your food...don't worry, I know you don't do take out!) can you tell me where you got it...My daughter would love one!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Yummm! Everything looks delicious and oh, so neatly arranged. And, what about that fridge, so neat, clean and not a single leftover bowl in the way! I would never allow you to look inside ours, my friend.

Tanya Breese said...

you just made me incredibly hungry...can i come over?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you showed a picture of the inside of the refrigerator so we know you really made all those yummy sounding dishes. :)

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

But delicious!
Great photos.

barbara l. hale said...

Looks soooo good! I have a hard time getting excited about cooking in this weather. I can't believe how organized your frige is. I would like a lesson on how to do that.

eileeninmd said...

Debbie, it all looks so yummy. The bruschetta cups are cute and the veggie and bread looks good too. MY hubby would be eating all the deviled eggs. I love the corn on the cob, everything sounds yummy.

Ruth Hiebert said...

All that delicious food is making me hungry. MY fridge looks nothing like yours,most days,so I will have to dream up something to eat.

Sharon M said...

haha I love the inside of the fridge pics! Everything looks so good, and I love your dishes.

Dawn said...

Ohhhhh YUM! YOu caught me in the middle of the night when my stomach is rumbling from 2 workouts this evening:)
(And by the way- I wish my fridge looked even HALF that neat:))

Brian King said...

For someone who doesn't like to cook you sure do a heck of a job! I'd like to borrow your fridge as is for a few days!

Angie said...

Everything looks and sounds delicious!

maggie said...

Everything look so good... now I'm hungry!

Gillian Olson said...

Really like the veggies in bread dip bowls idea, and the devilled eggs,I never make themt I am always glad when someone else does! Looks like a great feast.