Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Whirlwind Weekend

Since I started the week bragging about my new dog, and then I shared about my mother-in-law's birthday, I decided to backtrack today and tell you about my weekend. It was a good one, and thus it should not go without mention.

The fun began on Friday night with a Fondue Party at my sister and brother-in-law's house (Ashley and Brian). The party guests included Ashley and Brian (isn't it funny that we both married Brians?), their sweet child Maddox, and Josh and Lauren (my Brian's sister and soon to be brother-in-law). It was so fun! We dipped and dunked until we were stuffed to the brim. We had beef and chicken and pasta and veggies and breads and fruit and marshmallows, etc. etc. etc. This was great, and much cheaper than The Melting Pot, though that's a must do restaurant for everyone!

Then, on Saturday we made the hour drive to one of our favorite restaurants. Their burgers and fries are to-die-for, but their dessert selection is even better! Can you hear the calories piling on?

Here's Maddox with his XL hot dog.

This was my meal. And this was a child-sized burger. What has America come to? Don't fret, I split those fries with Brian. And, now for dessert - turtle fudge cake. simply delectable. There are no words.

I love good weekends with good food.

(And, for those of you wanting to know. I served homemade lasagna, asiago garlic bread, green salad, and homemade cheesecake for my MIL's birthday. And, I was just too busy to take pics. Maybe next time.)


Whitney said...

Um, since WHEN is a childs burger larger than an adult burger!? That is unreal! Oh, I laughed when I saw that picture. I also laughed because you are still ordering kids meals like you did in college - as I am sure you will do until you are well into your old age.

Looks like a great weekend! :)

Michele said...

OMG, that burger is HUGE! And that dessert....I'm drooling!!!

Take care and hugz,

Blogger said...

Mmmm, I love me a good burger!

Thanks for the pics, now I'm hungry, lol :)


Julie Adams Gray said...

I think you are going to start scaring your family as you are now taking pictures of their every move. You may become me. That is even scarier. I really want a husband now. So jealous.

Amy said...

Now, I am completely starving!:)

I have never seen such a HUGE hot dog or hamburger.

And that dessert....I can feel my thighs getting fatter.;)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Oh my, all that food looks delicious! Sounds like one glorious weekend. Yahoo!

leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

i will take the left over turtle fudge please. please send it today. now, even. actually if you could get it here by my afternoon sugar craving that would be great.

melissa ellen parker said...

i order kids meals too!

glad you had a wonderful weekend entertaining. i wish you would have invited me... well, i wouldn't have been able to make it due to flight prices...but still ;)

Expat No. 3699 said...

I love to fondue! So much fun, but a lot of work with all the cutting and preparation of sauces, etc.

It's getting close to dinner time and now I have a taste for a big burger and fries!

Anonymous said...

Oh my that turtle cake...whoa...showstopper. Worth the hour drive!

You all look like you have so much fun, that's wonderful!

Also, the Melting Pot, you just reminded me to make another reservation.

Alison Mayes said...

I love Fondue! We got fondue pot for our wedding and have yet to use it. We need to find recipes.

Dani said...

looks like fun. I need to start snapping pictures like you do.

MereinSC said...

wow... turtle fudge cake!!! i think i'm going to have to go get some right now!!

looks like you had an enjoyable weekend!!