Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Campfire Story Thru Photos

On Monday night Rebecca had a campfire picnic in honor of her guest Jamie. Jamie and Bec were good friends in college and studied together in Sevilla and student taught together in Pittsburgh. Jamie now lives in Virginia and it's been awhile since I've seen her so I was super excited to spend some time with her! When us girls get together, we can't help but to take photos. Here is a cute photo of Jamie (left) and Rebecca:

Feeling a little silly, I suggested we do some jumping photos:

While the girls were busy taking photos, the men started grilling. On the menu: sliders with a plethora of toppings. We wanted to try different combos of toppings but didn't want to be stuck with a full-sized burger. Mini burgers were a perfect solution! Here, is the full grill over the campfire.

Here are just some of our toppings - bacon, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onions, tomatoes, lettuce, guacamole, mango & avocado salsa. Not pictured is 4 different kinds of cheese including bleu, sliced avocado, grilled pineapple, pickles, ranch dressing, pizza sauce, bbq sauce, ketchup, mustard and mayo.

I made this pasta salad which contains arugula, goat cheese, cannellini beans, red onions and a homemade vinegarette (recipe to follow):

Here is my plate with the pasta and two burgers. Burger on the left contains American cheese, grilled pineapple and mango & avocado salsa. Burger on the right includes Swiss cheese, bacon, mushrooms, onion, tomato and avocado:

You can tell I thought the burgers were super delicious:

And finally, to round out our night, we tried to use the popcorn popper I bought at the Amish Auction. To begin, I butter and oil up the toaster, throw in some kernels and sit it in the fire. In no time, the kernels were burnt. So we tried again and this time put a lot more olive oil in the toaster and Bec took charge. By keeping the contraption at a safe distant above the flames and by shaking constantly, we had some delightful popcorn in about 10 minutes! It was so successful Bec made us another batch! This toaster was the best $2 purchase I've made in quite awhile!

It was completely dark outside so we had to run inside to get good pix!

We had a great time eating our sliders and visiting with friends. Rebecca - let's make this a more regular event! Thanks for the hospitality, Siors!

Photos by Bec.

1 comment:

  1. You are welcome back anytime... although I might have you promise not to post pictures of me looking TOTALLY contorted and goofy next time! :) Love you!