The newest member of the extended family (my cousin’s puppy). Meet Yogi!
Major Side note:
Today we had a great Sunday family dinner at my cousins’ house. During the summer, whenever we have an outing that involves friends, family, and food I automatically refer to it as a barbecue. I do not distinguish the type of food we eat as barbequing…it doesn’t matter what we eat it’s summer in the sun and family fun!
Derek pointed out today that my Italian side of the family doesn’t exactly barbecue (very often). Given my typical non-specific description of a family barbecue this weekend, he anticipated burgers and hot dogs, the bbq staple meal, but he was pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Appetizers include cheese & crackers, bread with dipping oil, pepperoni, olives etc. Dinner usually involves pasta, chicken, salad, and sausage or beef. Don’t think we are done yet…you can forget my favorite part – dessert! Dessert involves way too much to name, but some of my favorites are whoopie pies, lemon squares, pitsalies, & cheesecake (usually there is at least one desert per person which means junk food overload…but oh so delicious.)
Anyway, I guess I need to be more food specific when we have a family dinner.