Sunday night dinner party

…. although, can you really call it a dinner party when we have to eat in shifts because the grill won’t hold all 9 steaks and we only have 5 dining room chairs…. ?

…. and if Andrew and I have to quickly do dishes after dinner so we have enough clean forks for dessert… ?


details, schmetails….

A week or so ago, Andrew and I had some family and friends over for a little dinner.

It started with Andrew and me and Kaitlin and Joe …. and ended up being 11 people invited (7 were able to come)…


Andrew has been really into perfecting his grilling technique. Steaks from Jim’s Fallbrook Market (a local place we need to blog about), slightly flavored with Santa Maria seasoning and a few drops of soy sauce.

I prepped some sliced watermelon, roasted potatoes and grilled onions and peppers ….

Angela and Devo brought chips and salsa, and (not pictured) Kaitlin brought a green salad and dessert.






I can’t believe I didn’t get photos of the dessert – but honestly, I’m kind of surprised I got any pictures at all once people got here!

Guests include:

  • Daniel and Jenae : Although Daniel was seriously sick and wore sunglasses the whole night because his eyes were swelling shut. Poor kid.
  • Kaitlin : Joe was too busy studying
  • Chris and Kaylah : Chris is Andrew’s cousin who moved to SoCal from Idaho almost a year ago
  • Angela and Devo : I love them. The end.

We kind of just spent the night cooking and chatting and eating and laughing ….

Good friends and good food….

And then, later that night, Chris and Kaylah and Angie and Devo and Team Schubert played Traveling Pictionary. Which is obviously the best game ever.




SO fun!

We love having people over …. I can’t wait til we have a house with more room … .

…. and enough dining room chairs :)

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  • linda t June 21, 2011, 10:38 am

    Love dinner parties!
    But I had to laugh because I just posted about Miranda’s grad party… and that I had enough seating for over 30 people outside alone! I simply can’t pass up those vintage wooden folding chairs… and I’ve never paid more than a buck or two. They’re not the most comfortable… but I also collect chair cushions whenever I find em nice and cheap. It’s a sickness… but I do use them a lot for Thursday night Home Group… and gatherings around the firepot in the winters.
    Sounds like you need to start collecting them Amy… so you’re good to go when you start entertaining in your future house!

  • Angela June 22, 2011, 12:00 am

    This was so very fun. Thank you again for being excellent hosts! Also, I am in *love* with that picture of Daniel.

  • Nancy June 22, 2011, 12:29 pm

    Sounds like we have some ideas for housewarming gifts when you get a house. A giant grill, more silverware, more chairs. Or just wait till I die and you’ll have plenty. :-)

  • joe July 27, 2011, 12:24 pm

    In reference to silverware…..go to goodwill or some other thrift store and buy it. SOmetimes you can find really neat “old” flatware with intricate designs and such, also you can find old plates and saucers and cups with funky sesigns. Stuff from your grandparents house that type of designs. Have fun mix and match

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