Saturday, September 17, 2011


As the temperature is finally cooling off in Southern California, I wanted to share one of my favorite parties of the past summer.  I am lucky to be part of a group of eighteen (yes! that's a lot) wonderful families who hold a family BBQ each Friday night.  This summer the theme for the BBQ helded at my house was yellow-  anything but everything yellow- soft butter yellow not school bus.  It was so fun and made even better by everyone coming in color.  For dinner, we had fried chicken, yellow submarine sandwiches, yellow fingerling potato salad, grilled corn salad, caprese salad with yellow tomatoes and deviled eggs.  Dessert included banana creme pie shooter, mini lemon merguine tarts, pound cake with yellow peaches and honey creme fraiche, and lots of yellow candies.  The hit of the dessert table turned out to be the yellow Twinkies and yellow Zingers.  I always like to include something like these treats that people love but wouldn't necessarily buy for themselves as an adult. It adds a bit of whimsy and nostalgia to the party and leaves people with the right amount of comfort.

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