Monday, August 24, 2009

Top ten signs that you are at a grown up BBQ

1. The libation of choice is wine, not Pabst Blue Ribbon from a Keg, and the wine does not come in a box and/or bottle labeled “Charles Shaw.”

2. The “hot dogs” are actually sausages, and they are served on whole wheat buns.

3. Dips are not bright orange and are not made from the Hidden Valley Ranch season packets. They are served in a glass bowl and come adorned with Carr water crackers.
4. Chicken breasts and tri-trip are marinated prior to grilling and are sliced in attractive pieces for optimal presentation. Nobody fears contracting a foodbourne illness from ingesting them.

5. Someone makes spanakopita. From scratch.
6. There is something green on the buffet table, and it is not mold.

7. Pictures taken can be shared on Facebook without concern that your boss or potential future boss will see them.

8. The bathroom has toilet paper. And scented hand soap.

9. Guests go home with unopened bottles of wine.

10. Guests go home.

Recipe for the "something green" (ie. Waldorf Salad) can be found here.


Esi said...

Adult barbecues - so much more fun. Especially when you're with people who are seriously into food.

Gastronomer said...

You make growing up sound pretty darn pleasant! Am I the only one who hasn't been to an un-adult BBQ?

Jenn said...

Looks good!!!! Haven't been to many BBQ, but I'd love to attend something like that.

The Duo Dishes said...

#9 and #10 are funny...very funny. Everyone's going to miss summer BBQs. :( There's nothing like grilling, drinking, eating, chilling, talking, etc. as the sun goes down. Fun!

Teresa said...

The "dip"/rice dish looks amazing! Can you share the recipe?

yutjangsah said...

A great list, D. I esp. like the guests go home part.

Diana said...

Esi - Your parties are the example to follow -- I'm always in awe of the amazing dishes you and your friends whip up!

Cathy - You haven't been to a raucous college bbq?!? I would act more appalled if that weren't such a good thing.

Jenn - I think we should organize an LA food blogger dinner party/bbq. We'd all eat well then!

Crystal & Amir - I bet your friends are going to miss the bbqs you've thrown this summer! You've made some truly incredible dishes.

Teresa - Another guest brought it, but she said it actually came from Costco!

Sook - Haha, yes, sleeping in one's own bed is a good thing.

Anna A. said...

I really liked the sausages! I loved the picture ;)

tallgirl said...

Damn, that means I'm a grown up? DAMN. I'm sad.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I love this post! So cute! What yummy eats for a BBQ!

Tokyoastrogirl said...

So true, so true! Everything looks great!