As the saying goes, when the cat’s away, the mice will play. In this scenario, my sister, Dave and I are the mice. Since the three of us are all on a temporary stop-over at my parent’s house, we’re once again living under their rules. Truth be told my parents are cool as hell, and it’s not all slavery and drudgery over here. But still, what kind of grown-up kids would we be if we didn’t have part while they were away?
When considering that the youngest ‘child’ living in this house is going on 23, we thought a more grown-up party was in order. So we invited over some friends for a barbeque. We hit up the internet for some ideas, braved the grocery store on Saturday afternoon, and whipped up some treats.
Alley took the appetizer route, and made bean salsa. Not only was the recipe
amazingly easy, it had fiber, protein and a general sense of delicious health. Which was good, because I took the dessert route. The recipe
, inspired by my mother-in-law’s Dirt Cake, was also easy, but the only small aspect of ‘health’ came from the pathetic attempts I made to choose reduced fat or sugar free ingredients. Who am I kidding?
I’d also like to make sure you take special note that not only did we include watermelon, a bonafide fruit, in our spread, but we cut that watermelon IN THE SHAPE OF A BASKET. Seriously, we went all Martha Stewart and shocked even ourselves.