The Birthday Bonanza

By XeroCube | June 23, 2008

Brandy and I invited several folks over to the house this weekend to celebrate our birthdays. It was a lot of fun and a big thanks to everyone who came out for the shenanigans.

We fired up the grill and pulled out the drinks for all of our guests. However, I completely underestimated the amount of food I had planned to cook. We planned for 2 hamburgers a person as well as corn on the cob and roasted potatoes. MLONF brought along additional hamburgers as well as chicken. Now, I do not have a small grill, but let’s say it took me 45 minutes to an hour to cook all the food on the grill.

We had three varieties of hamburgers:

  1. Pre-made normal beef patties. Yummy!
  2. Ground beef and Ground pork mixed with onions and slight seasoning. Yummy +1!
  3. Ground beef and Ground pork mixed with onions, chipotle peppers, and an assortment of spices. Yummy +2!

For our 17 guests, we ended up with 35+ hamburgers, 12 chicken legs, 16 ears of corn, and 4 small pans of potatoes. This does not include the pasta salads, barbecue weenies, fruit salads, and desserts. Needless to say, we ate well.

Speaking of cake, Christian baked us a special Birthmeh Cake.

Happy Birthmeh.

This overwhelmingly excited cake held a special surprise. No, not a tiny midget dancer, but this:

It was chock full of rainbow cake goodness. And it was delicious! So much so that I had to protect my cake…

Watch out now...

(Thanks to Christian for these photos!)

Even though we requested no gifts, our friends gave us some spectacular gifts. In our household, it’s a difficult feat to give us a game we don’t already have. Well, we didn’t get just one new game, we got two! Todd came through with Phase 10. Not a new game to us, but one we just didn’t have. It will be a welcome addition to the Game Closet. Geoffrey and Courtney brought to the mix “Wit and Wagers“… or waggers, if Brandy has anything to say about it. This brought about some good times… though I am convinced that Craig and Memo are possibly clairvoyant.

Also, Christian and Hillary gave us the Callen Sisters album. If you haven’t checked this out, you really should. It is excellent.

And BLONF made his first appearance at Casa de Pate. I am pretty sure he stole the show.

Anyway, good times were had be all. We had a blast and I am sure our guests did as well. More pictures will be posted, once they are downloaded from the cameras.

Thanks again!

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One Response to “The Birthday Bonanza”

June 23rd, 2008 at 10:06 am

Happy Freakin’ Birthday Pates!