Thursday, July 19, 2007

Blog Party 24 - Bloggers Choice

This month the hostess with mostess Stephanie of Dispensing Happiness is celebrating the 24th edition of Blog Party! She's made the theme of 24 "Bloggers Choice". I've chosen to throw a mini barbecue party.

We'll start with the main course. This is a dish I've wanted to make for ages and thanks to Stephanie now I have. Here's a plate of mini burgers.

Originally I wanted to make my own mini buns, but as you may have read in my previous posts, it's hot here right now, so I am not using the oven. Instead we cut the mini buns out of regular buns, and saved the bun scraps to serve with spinach dip the next day. I had some frozen burger patties in the freezer, so I thawed them out and made 3 mini burgers out of each patty. We grilled them up and served them with ketchup and relish.

Next up are bean bites. Brown beans are one of my most favorite foods. I added some onion, a chopped chipolte pepper and some bbq sauce to the beans and microwaved them. They were served on spoons for easy eating. (Those big Chinese soup spoons would have been perfect here, but I don't have any.)

Our beverage for the party is not that new; I made a similar drink for Blog Party 19. This time around it's Pineapple juice and 7-Up. Deee-licious.

Stephanie, congrats on 2 years of Blog Party! It's been fun, and I look forward to many more.


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh that looks so cute and good.


Lis said...

Aww lil mini burgers! They're so cute :D I like the lil (am guessing here) fork holes on the top? Made me think, at first, that they were come sort of cracker-bun hybrid. heee!

Beans look fab too, that's a great way to serve them - very inventive, my creative friend!

As for that drink.. I am ready to start sobbing.. I have no pineapple juice or 7 up in the house.. holy crap that looks SOO GOOOD!!!


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

What you've done here is taken the ordinary everyday and elevated it to special! Just a little change in perspective and the world changes. That takes creativity!

Sara said...

Ani - thanks! The burgers were so adorable. I didn't want to eat them!

Lis - yep, those are fork holes. No pineapple juice or 7-Up? Get thee to the store, stat!

Tanna - well thank you!

Peabody said...

Way to be resourceful with your "mini" buns :)
It all looks good.