The 4th of July holiday weekend has wound down here in the US, and like most holiday weekends, I ended up eating too much.
It tasted good, but today I need to get back into my healthy normal eating again.
But otherwise it was a mostly gorgeous weather weekend with a lot of fun.
And since it is Tuesday, it is time for T for Tuesday. Time to hare some of my weekend's high calorie yummies.
How about this fancy patriotic 4th of July birthday cake? I did a quick, not very smooth edit to cut out the busy background. This is a cake I made this weekend, and it says 3 on it because I made it for my dog's birthday. We don't know when exactly her birthday is, but the 4th of July was about the right time of year, so we picked it. We don't even know whether she is 3 or 4 but we are going with 3.
And since we say her birthday is July 4th and we go to the big family get together at my mother-in-laws, I made it extra fancy and extra patriotic to celebrate.
This is the kind of cake you want to make when there are 20 people to share! And yes its all vanilla and the dog got herself a tiny little piece too.
But this was dessert.
First there were yummy appetizers, most of them pretty healthy. My niece made this delicious sweet potato and black bean salsa type of dip. YUMMY!
And lunch was kebabs. What ever kind each group wanted. We made ours with sausage and then turned them into subs. There was also potato salad, pasta salad and a tossed salad.
And my sister-in-law made this cute little watermelon basket which tasted good, so I didn't eat all that bad.
Don't the pups look cute in their patriotic bandannas? They spent the day running around, playing and swimming in wild abandon like only dogs can do.
And look at this beautiful sunflower bouquet my mother-in-law had out.
But, in all this food chat and photos, there's not one mention of drinks so let me show you that before I sign off.
So before all the 4th of July food we had a few hours of boating back on Friday and went to this restaurant we wanted to try. Its called the Town Docks, and it has a Caribbean beach feel. We ordered these tropical drinks which were yummy. The hubby's was called dock punch and his was the best, but my watermelon sangria wasn't bad at all.
And today, its water and salad for me all day. :)
So stop by and see what the Tuesday T Day Taggers have been enjoying.
Happy T Day!