Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May Long Weekend and Fine Dining

I know "May Long Weekend" is a Canadian Holiday but I LOVE the name of it. It cracks me up! So for our May Long Weekend we spent it with the fam. Have you ever been to a restaurant that every part of the meal was DELICIOUS? Every bite was more tantalizing than the bite before??? As every morsel of food hit your taste buds, your mouth has a party, not to mention, the "party" lasts ALLLLLLL the way down until it hits the stomach????? WELLL....that is what this WHOLE weekend was-ONE BIG PARTY IN MY MOUTH! Carrie (my awesome cook sis-in-law) has seriously become a gourmet chef (although culinary school was never attended :0)) and we ate like Kings and Queens ALL weekend! She claims she just follows recipes, but I know it's more than that. She picks AWESOME, intense, involved, delicious looking, no-crazy-ingredient-you-don't- have-in- your-cupboard-recipes, follows them but adds her touch of love (my guess is love, why else would they be so good?). What did we eat, you ask? WELL:

Burgers and Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Banana Pancakes with Coconut Syrup (all homemade of course, the syrup is to die for)
Black Bean Tacos
Turtle Cheesecake (thanks honey for having a B-day so we could eat this)
Sweet Pork Salad (this is LITERALLY the most savory, delicious meal I have EVER eaten)
Apple Rubarb Crisp

I could go on, but I will spare you! Now, for one that LOVES food, it was the best weekend my testbuds have experienced!!! Now before this gets too long we also had fun playing! The kids LOVE LOVE LOVE playing with their cousins and they even got to see Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Danner for a day! Aaron had his 30th B-day! YUP! He is officially old! Carrie and Tyler, how do we love thee? Let me count the ways!!! Thanks for the fun May Long Weekend, letting us mess your house up, the great company and for the AMAZING food! LOVE YOU GUYS!


Stefani said...

STOP! You're making me hungry! Seriously!
And how come I've never heard of May Long Weekend? I'm married to a Canadian... I thought I'd heard of everything. That is a very funny name! I loved the cute pictures. Only 1 month 29 days til we see you again (but who's counting?)

Laurie said...

Ugh, I'm jealous!!

Carrie said...

I am eating the remainder of the Sweet Pork Salad while I read your recap.

It was a good food weekend, wasn't? If I can't offer excitement, I can offer food!

Megan said...

So fun!!! I miss being close to the fam - please lets all party in July when we come up!

Taya said...

Sounds like a delicious weekend!! I want reipes! I have been cooking a lot of new things lately but all these dishes sound yummy! Glad you had a good time.

Good luck packing!

Janet said...

k, so i've never heard of may long weekend either, and i, too, am married to a canadian! :) sounds like a great weekend. happy birthday to aaron!

shannon j said...

I love the curlers in the hair... too cute!