We had a pretty kick ass block part last weekend. Our block was under construction all last summer so this is our first block party in a couple of years and I forgot how great they are. It's a good time to get to know new neighbors and get reacquainted with the old ones - mostly by playing corn hole, washers and drinking games!
We did the standard hots dogs and burgers. Ron grilled a whole chicken that was SO good and I made some veggie burgers and lots of side salads and desserts.
Mediterranean Eggplant & Barley Salad:
Sweet Potato Salad - inspired by this Emeril recipe but I added lots of roasted Anaheim and red peppers:
Spicy Radicchio Slaw with Apples & Pecans - such a nice change from regular slaw, this was really tasty! I used low fat mayo because that's what I always have on hand. Some how I forgot to take a picture, oops.
Now for the not so healthy (boot campers look away!)
Dark chocolate and cherry oatmeal cookies (Joy uses white chocolate in hers - I'll try that next!) and the standard chocolate pecan cookies:
Root beer float cake:
And I must mention these little gems on the blue plate - coconut macaroons made by my friend Jackson. Yum.
A great time was had by all and we had the headaches the next day to prove it!