A few weeks ago, Kath sent the Husband and I an E-Invite for a “Hello, HTP; Goodbye KERF” party. She called it “the changing of the guards.”
I’m REALLY said that Kath and Matt are leaving Charlotte the same month that we’re moving in! :( But luckily for us, she’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 Emily’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 we’ll be eating this delicious bread VERY often!
And then… 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 Emily’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!