Blogger Luau and Fun with Friends

May 30th, 2013

Our annual blogger Memorial Day party got off to a great start.  This year’s theme was a Hawaiian Luau and the planning group kept it very authentic.  Here is the line-up of some of our capable chefs.  Chris of Nibble me This is working on his Huli huli chicken.  Dave of Inspired by eRecipe cards and My Year on the Grill is putting the finishing touches on his shrimp and pineapple appetizer.  Jackie, Dave’s wife, is upholding the muu muu tradition, and my hubby Dave is just happy to be there.  But he was the breakfast chef the next morning.

Our host, Larry of Big Dude’s Eclectic Ramblings, made a great pork ribs appetizer along with several smoked pork butts wrapped in banana leaves.  You can go to his site for the recipes.

(Picture courtesy of Dave from Inspired by eRecipe cards.)

And what could be more appropriate for a Luau than a Blue Hawaiian.  We had some serious island libations.

(Picture courtesy of Dave of Inspired by eRecipe cards)

It is obvious that I am ready to dig in.  Here are a few pictures of the amazing food.

Dave, eRecipe cards, made a great appetizer of grilled shrimp and pineapple.  Hopefully he will share the recipe on his blog.

(Picture courtesy of Dave of Inspired by eRecipe cards)

Larry’s rib appetizers were awesome.  You can find the recipe on his blog.

(Picture courtesy of Dave of Inspired by eRecipe cards)

Here is Chris’s huli huli chicken sliders with ponzu slaw next to Larry’s pulled pork.  Both entrees were outstanding.

(Picture courtesy of Dave of Inspired by eRecipe cards)

The sides were rice, my macaroni salad and a vibrant mango salad brought by Sam of My Carolina Kitchen.  Her salad brought a bright kick to the plate.

Here is Sam’s BIL Stuart with the desserts and a beverage.  His wife Sandy made incredible pineapple upside down cakes.

Everyone had a wonderful time but we missed Katherine ( Smoky Mountain Cafe ) and A.J.  They were involved in the planning and have always been a big part of this yearly event.  Other commitments kept them away.  There is more to come in another post.

10 responses to “Blogger Luau and Fun with Friends”

  1. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    Everything looks delicious! What wonderful food and company.

  2. Cathy at Wives with Knives says:

    Great food and fantastic company. It looks like you all are having a wonderful time.

  3. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says:

    Best party yet Penny. Great post. I’m still working on mine…better late than never.

  4. Larry says:

    Great write up Penny. Dave got some fine shots and glad you guys spent some extra time together. I had shrimp and grits for breakfast, macaroni salad for lunch, and pineapple upside down cake for supper dessert. I’m really enjoying all of the leftovers.

  5. Barbara Williams says:

    You guys really got into the spirit of the thing…right down to clothes. I love it! As for those recipes and photos, it’s early AM here and I should have eaten before I looked! YUM!

  6. OnePerfectBite says:

    It sounds like a fabulous get-together. The food sounds wonderful and you had great company to help share the feast. Your photos are wonderful , Penny. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  7. Jane says:

    The food looks outstanding and I can see a good time was had by all!


  8. Chris says:

    I didn’t get to take many pictures so I LOVED this post. You did a great job capturing the fun and food!

  9. Lea Ann says:

    O-M-G all the food looks incredible. I’m especially drawn to Dave’s appetizer. Man, I sure do wish I could have been there.

  10. bellini says:

    I see Big Dude and the gang every year on these pages. You all look like you are having the time of your lives.

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