If there’s one thing our family loves to do, it is to share family night with people, or better yet with another family. Friday night we spent together with our neighbors 2 doors down. I don’t know why we don’t do this more often, but maybe we can start a trend. Our neighbors are pretty awesome, just sayin’.
We originally planned to grab a tri-tip cut from Costco, but that proved to be too late as I generally like to marinate the steak overnight and we wouldn’t be able to make the trip to the store until Friday morning. So we decided on burgers.
Easy recipe for these guys:
For each adult, 1/3 lb beef. For each 1lb of beef add an egg, 1 (small) clove of garlic minced, and a half a piece of crumbled bread. Add salt, pepper to taste. I usually add pepperjack cheese, just cause it’s awesome.
Grill it, eat it. The end.
I’ve wanted to try this neat little trick to get a perfect shaped patty, but I just forgot. Next time I guess.
After burgers, we had some pretty amazing beignets made by Joanna, dusted by powdered sugar from Dee, followed by pressed coffee. All the while our kids were running around the house going crazy. Madi and Stella playing dress up, Jack and Simone throwing the ball and paper airplanes down the stairs, and Alyssa observing every minute of the crazy. Evidence of the crazy was captured by none other than our Kiss, as she took my camera and went snap-happy.
Joanna also showed us some pretty awesome artwork done with gel pens and paper,Here’s a sample of one of her pieces: (you can view the rest here)
Other than just hanging out with both families, we really didn’t plan anything…and it was great. Spending time in conversation with adults is one of our favorite things. Also knowing our kids had a blast just hanging out definitely allowed us to actually enjoy the night, and enjoy these: