Our house has officially been warmed!
This past Sunday, Mrs. Cutter and I invited our friends and neighbors over for a housewarming barbecue. Considering we moved in almost six months earlier, the housewarming part might seem slightly belated, but we wanted to use our patio, and the prospect of an outdoor gathering seems more appealing in May than in January.
Since we had no plans for the holiday, we decided that the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend would be a perfect time. With so many people out of town, it allowed us to pretty much invite everyone we wanted, and not have to worry about things getting too crowded.
Side note: If we did not invite you, it was PROBABLY an oversight. We really tried to invite all of our friends, although I’m sure we accidentally omitted someone who now hates us. If you fall into this category, you need to invite us to do something in the near future so that your name will be in the forefront of our minds.
I was excited to put our new Weber grill to its first real test. We had a wide array of foods to cook: Chicken breasts and kabobs, hot dogs, hamburgers, and even some lamb chops. Despite the varied selection, everything got cooked in a reasonable amount of time, and I didn’t burn my hand even once!
If anyone who was there felt sick on Sunday evening, I’m sure it was merely a coincidence.
Despite all of the grilled food, what was the most coveted food at the party? Deviled eggs!
My mother, remembering that I was a big fan of deviled eggs, asked if we had made any. When I said that they were not currently on the menu, she took the initiative to make some herself. (Hooray for Mom!)
It seemed like a dozen eggs would have been sufficient, but those 24 egg halves disappeared in mere minutes. Fortunately, I was able to down a couple before they were swarmed. I’ll have to buy at least two dozen eggs next time.
Between the good food and good company, we had a very enjoyable afternoon. We got to catch up with friends we haven’t seen in a while, and we were able to get to know some of our neighbors a little better. It was especially interesting to hear some of the neighborhood gossip.
Additionally, I was able to dominate at cornhole! I usually suck at the game, but I guess the home court agreed with me. I assured everyone that the set was brand new, so I shouldn’t have had any real advantage. I’m not sure everyone believed me.
Since we have a little bit of food (and lots of beer) left over, there’s a good chance that we’ll be doing it again soon. So for those of you who missed your invite, now is the time to reconnect with us!