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Muddy weekend

August 7, 2006

Yesterday Justin and Chad competed in the Muddy Buddy…a race in which teams of two take turns mountain biking and trail running, going through various obstacles, and joining together in the end to crawl through a mud pit. They of course had loads of fun, and won fourth place to boot! Their team name was “Team Beat Jerry,” a little joke they made for our friend (a known smack-talker), Jerry. Justin even created t-shirts with the “Beat Jerry” logo on them…Jerry (second from left) loved them. And yes, they did beat Jerry.

Friday night our friends Natalie and Grant hosted Wine Night, a monthly gathering of friends for food and adult beverages. Grant made a huge batch of sangria and grilled veggie burgers and veggie kabobs. We had all the fixin’s…every kind of mustard and mayo you could think of, leaf lettuce, juicy red tomato slices, pineapple slices, basil leaves, cheese slices…


..plus all the yummy dishes you see below. (Cheese and fig spread, caramelized onions, olives, baba ghanoush with tortilla crisps, potato salad, watermelon)


Natalie set out a tray of these delicious little bites:


So simple…just seedless grapes, blueberries, and raspberries…but together in one bite, they were amazing. I think I single-handedly polished off most of the tray.

Such a fun weekend!

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7 Discussion to this post
  1. ooooo, do you have the recipe for the fig spread? My fig tree is absolutely overloaded and i need to find new ways to use all the millions of figs that are ripe!

  2. Rachel says:

    I love the little fruit bites idea!

  3. crystal says:

    Amanda, it was actually a jar of fig spread from a little Italian place here in Austin, so I don’t have a recipe to share. :( Have tried looking on epicurious.com? That’s always a good resource for me…and Rachel, they were soooooo good!

  4. sally says:

    Looks like a fabulous weekend! Congrats to “Team Beat Jerry”!

  5. Jessica says:

    Yummy! looks delicious.

  6. Connie says:

    what a lovely spread! simple, healthy, hearty and in season is always the best [especially when paired with adult beverages] fun weekend!

  7. Pearl says:

    That sounds like a fun time.

    Gorgeous spread of food. Wish I had your talent with the camera.

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