a celebration...

This weekend we had a birthday celebration for Courtney. It was a fabulous meal with wonderful friends. Here are a few pictures with the recipe links underneath them.
Bon Appetite!

The YUMMIEST Birthday Cake! Chocolate, Chocolate and more chocolate! The recipe is from the Neely's.
Gina's Chocolate Pound Cake

I set the picnic table on the back porch with linen's bringing a "picnic" atmosphere up a notch. I sprayed the linen's with bug spray before I set it with dishes to help combat the little critters.

The Grillmiester! Corn, mushrooms and peaches.

This salad was FABULOUS! the balance of sweet and tangy was delightful. It also had bacon, which made Daddy very happy. Another winner from the Neely's.
Grilled Peach Salad with Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

The grilled portobello mushrooms stuffed with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil were just divine. They are a meal in themselves. Miss Giada does not disappoint.
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Basil