For lunch we had pretty typical summer party food. I have no pictures but my mom makes a mean taco salad and it is something that I don't make so it is always a treat. My dad was manning the grill and we had brats, along with potato salad and a couple other salads and fresh melon, strawberries and grapes and Lisa's macaroni and cheese. (recipe Sweet corn mac and cheese)
For supper we had a chance to use a hamburger gadget that Jack brought along to make stuffed hamburgers. A patty is placed in this mold and there is a top that when pressed into the patty makes a depression that can then be filled with a fun stuffing. A second patty is placed on top of the stuffing and then pressure is applied again to make a thick patty which completely encloses the filling. The patty is popped out of the mold and Jack, with help from Lisa, took a moment to go around each burger pinching the seams to discourage leaking of the filling and then they went on the grill.
|This patty is getting stuffed with mac and cheese and chili|
|Stuffed and plain patties on the grill.|
|Lisa's boozy watermelon appetizer (melon, run and mint)|
|my contribution, cupcakes in patriotic wrappers|
|steamed zucchini topped with crab salad|