Party Weekend

This weekend was a fun one!  We kicked it off with our engagement party on Friday, and Saturday night we celebrated my sister’s graduation.

My parents were kind enough to host the party at their house. Since I knew they’d be doing a lot of cooking the next day, and since I enjoy cooking I decided to plan and execute the menu for our party.  I wanted to do something that I knew I could do well, so I decided to go with a taco bar. I made chicken and beef tacos, with a good variety of sides (think salsa, guac, taco dip, Mexican rice, and beans!)  What fiesta would be complete without Margaritas, which I think were a crowd favorite!  I have to thank my Aunt Dawn who came over Friday to hang out and help me cook, and chop the garnishes for the tacos.  She was such a big help, and it was great to have some quality time together.

G and I

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Summertime

I can’t believe it’s the last week of July; in fact, I’m kind of depressed about it.  This has been one of the best summers I’ve had in quite some time. It seems like every weekend we’ve had at least one fun thing going on. 

This upcoming weekend is no exception.  Friday night we’re having our engagement party. I’m really looking forward to celebrating our engagement with our friends & family.   I thought it would be fun to incorporate a fiesta theme to our party, especially for the food.  We both love Mexican food, and it’s a nice way to pay homage to the country where we got engaged!  The next day, we will be celebrating my sister’s graduation from U of I.  It’s definitely going to be a party weekend…  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Mother Nature will cooperate.