I arrived to Kelly prepping some strawberry pudding in the kitchen.
The dinner was my friend Gibson's idea and was potluck. I contemplated bringing pasta salad, but then decided to step out of my comfort zone a little and do Bobby Flay's potato salad instead. I actually don't think I have EVER made potato salad!
It was good, but I actually used less of the chipotle sauce and cayenne than was recommended in the recipe. A few years ago I made a Bobby Flay chili and it was pretty much the hottest thing I've ever had, so I tend to tone it down when it comes to his spice recommendations now. I think I should have made it a little bit hotter though, it was pretty tame.
Other featured items were:
Brad and Kelly's goat cheese and pepper jelly crostini.
And their prosciutto and cantaloupe skewers.
Plus Josie's veggies and ranch, and a goat cheese log with crackers.
I missed pictures of a few more of the individual items, but Gibson brought bacon cheeseburger and brisket sliders, Josh brought Moroccan meatballs, Brad made a batch of pimento cheese, and Casey brought roasted veggies, all of which are on this plate.
I also did something I haven't done in a while. I made my blueberry pie, which is famous among bloggers!
All but one slice, which I managed to save for Greg, were eaten. I literally pulled it out of the oven 10 minutes before I left, so it was even still warm when we ate it. I really need to make blueberry pie more often. I forgot how delicious it is...
Anyway, it was another fun night with my good friends. Good food, and great company.
Sunday I hit the road for DC. It was a long drive, but I made it here safely and have been enjoying catching up with some DC friends while I'm here for a brief couple days for work.
Catch you guys on the flip side :)