The original thought was to have a few friends and the family over to celebrate Trevor turning two – I would put out some chips and dip. Maybe even buy a store bought cake. And relax all day.
But of course this entire idea was fleeting, since I am completely incapable of buying pre-made dip and cake…or relaxing, for that matter.
(I envy those moms. They’re smart. And I bet they sleep better at night.)
So instead, I dug into my archives and pulled out some of my easy favorites. And created a few new ones.
Like these BBQ Chicken Drumettes (a.k.a. “little pieces of chicken candy”)
This flawless Israeli Couscous Salad that has come with me to many potlucks.
A tangy bean salad, courtesy of my friend Christy. She calls it Texas Caviar. Ready in 10 minutes.
And S’mores Brownies for the grand finale – taking an already perfect treat and adding some crunch and gooeyness.
We ate. We drank. We were merry.
And my little potato – who isn’t so little anymore – had his moment in the sun.
He got sung to. He got presents.
And he ate his scrumptious brownie…
…and loved me just a tad bit more.
You would too, if I made these dishes for you. It might be the only reason I have friends.
Happy birthday, T. You fill me up.
Print the recipe for BBQ Chicken Drumettes, or send me to the original Very Culinary post.
Print the recipe for Israeli Couscous Salad, or send me to the original Very Culinary post.
Print the recipe for Texas Caviar.
Print the recipe for S’more Brownies (adapted from Joy The Baker, originally from Bon Appetit.)