Last weekend I did one of my favorite things, having friends over. My favorite time of year is college football season and watching football with friends, but for now, in July, I'll just settle for grilling out with friends, even though the real feel outside has been over 100 degrees! My friends Amanda and Lisa came over this weekend so I tried to fix a couple of special things for them because I haven't seen them in a long time. Lisa is a hard working nurse and Amanda is a student at Mercer in Macon, Ga. and home for the Summer.
I saw this man cook this burger on Guy's Grocery Games. He was from Minnesota where the "Jucy Lucy" originated. No, I did not spell it wrong. It's two patties stuffed with American cheese and I put an extra piece of cheese on top. You can't have too much cheese, can you?
So prior to cooking, my version has two 4-ounce ground chuck patties with a slice of American cheese folded in quarters in the middle. I kinda mutilated the bun while I was trying to get it to stay together to take a picture. Amanda, the college student, says, why don't you use toothpicks? Why didn't I think of that? Don't forget, you can click on the pictures for the recipes!
These were sides that I've done on here before, the Pioneer Woman's Best Baked Beans Ever, and a Crack Dip served with chips. Click for the recipes!
As much as I loved the cheeseburgers, the Mini Blueberry Galettes were the crowd favorite. Half of them were eaten during dinner! They were easy to make and very delicious. This is another Pioneer Woman recipe. She just makes things look like so much fun to make and eat, and her recipes are usually pretty simple. You'd think she'd let me win a Kitchen Aid mixer in her give-aways, at least once! These were filled with fresh blueberries, but I guess about any fruit will do. Click on the picture for the recipe!
We finished the evening by watching a movie. We started an awful one that Amanda picked out called The Voices, which looked promising because it has Ryan Reynolds in it. Lisa said his pink coveralls on the cover should have been a dead give-away that it was not going to be a good movie! We didn't finish that one. I was happy Amanda picked it, because the same week I rented Paul Blart, Mall Cop 2. Let's just say that one went back to Redbox, too, without finishing.
This upcoming weekend I'm going to be house/doggie sitting for friends, with a pool. Yay! Next weekend I'm visiting friends in Canton and we're having a cookout. My sister has requested the baked beans, and I'll have to come up with something else special to take. I won a pretty trifle bowl in a thrift store auction so I need to use it!
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