Happy Hour: A Booze-Free BBQ
Jun 29, 2012
I usually head home to Montana for the 4th of July, because you really can’t beat celebrating in a small town. Sadly, given that Independence Day is inconveniently happening on a Wednesday, I will be stuck in D.C. this year. Sad face.
On the plus side, I was invited to a small barbecue at the home of one of my mentors. I was prepared to bring my customary hostess gift–homemade sangria in a glass pitcher that they can keep–when I noticed that the invitation said, “As this is a family event, no alcohol will be served at this gathering.”
I’m sorry? Does that say, “no alcohol?” At a party, in D.C.?
Since I can’t bring alcohol, I’ll be bringing a delicious dessert that I spotted on Annie’s Eats.
It’s called Roasted Cherry Chocolate Tart, and doesn’t it look completely and totally ah-may-zing? In fact her entire blog is incredible. The only way to cure my envy is to make and devour as many of her recipes as possible.
(P.S. Stop drooling. You’re embarrassing yourself.)
Since this fete will be outside, I’ll need a cotton dress to keep me from melting into a puddle of goo on the patio. I think this light and airy scalloped-eyelet dress from J.Crew is the perfect solution.