A few weeks ago, Kath sent the Husband and I an E-Invite for a â€œHello, HTP; Goodbye KERFâ€ party. She called it â€œthe changing of the guards.â€
Iâ€™m REALLY said that Kath and Matt are leaving Charlotte the same month that weâ€™re moving in! :( But luckily for us, sheâ€™s introduced us to a new group of potential friends.
Kath has a great big backyard, which is perfect for entertaining. I spent the afternoon helping Matt prep for the party by making Emilyâ€™s Vegan Black Bean Burger Recipe and chopping vegetables for the grill.
While Matt and I formed veggie burger patties, I snacked on Cinna-Chip Bread from Great Harvest.
Have I mentioned that there is a Great Harvest only 1.0 mile from our new place? I have a feeling that weâ€™ll be eating this delicious bread VERY often!
And thenâ€¦ people started to arrive and we spread out all over the backyard. The boys started to play Frisbee and the women chatted.
My cookout meal:
Three cheers for Emilyâ€™s Vegan Black Bean Burger Recipe! I loved the addition of pumpkin seeds and carrots to the mix. It made the beans wonderfully crunchy and delicious.
Plus, cous cous and a yummy salad mix.
I also drank one beer. But just one! And tons of water and mock-tails (non-alcoholic cocktails with seltzer water):
Desserts were also amazing. There were chocolate chip cookies, banana pudding, and strawberry shortcakes.
I had banana pudding and 1/2 a strawberry shortcake.
The perfect ending to a perfect party! 🙂
We leave for Orlando TOMORROW!