4th of July Long Weekend

Happy belated 4th of July! I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend. We were out of town for Memorial Day weekend, so it was so nice to spend this holiday weekend in Fort Lauderdale. We had a super relaxing weekend that involved fabric shopping in downtown Miami, going to the dog park with our girls, a trip to Costco (note to self - never go to Costco on a holiday weekend again ha!) and grilling out with our family.

On Monday Kris' parents Terri and Larry hosted us, my brother in law Pat, his fiance Me,l and our friends Calvin and Lori at their condo for a 4th of July Celebration. Check out Terri's beautiful table set up!

Super cute place settings!

Love this Godiva truffle shaped like an ice cream cone


We had an awesome menu for dinner; Here is what we ate...
  • Franks Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip {found here}
  • Garden Salad
  • Filet Mignon/Rib Eye Steak
  • Garlicky Basil Shrimp Skewers {Cooking with Paula Deen July 2011}
  • Grilled Corn on the Cob {Cooking with Paula Deen July 2011}
  • Pioneer Woman's Best Baked Beans Ever {found here}
  • Mexican Cornbread
  • Apple Delight {this is amazing - recipe coming soon!}
  • 4th of July Cupcakes {found here}
We had sooo much food and I ate like it was my last meal! I was in charge of bringing the baked beans and cupcakes. The Pioneer Woman didn't let me down! I really don't like baked beans however I loved her recipe. The cupcakes were a twist on the traditional dessert as they were served in a jar! I followed a recipe by Tomkat Studios that can be found here. Their cupcake jar was much prettier than mine but I was still really happy with how they came out. I think I want to try this recipe again but with red velvet cake and white frosting!



After we ate dinner we walked to the roof to watch the fireworks. We could see the fireworks on Fort Lauderdale beach and several other cities. It was beautiful!

I have been so MIA and have really missed blogging; I am so happy to be back! Happy Tuesday!

xoxo
Meggan

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