The Wedding started at 2:00 p.m., and I can’t believe I do not quite remember what I ate earlier in the day. Most likely I would have snacked on cheese, eggs and maybe some nuts.
What fun we all had at the Wedding! The whole event was perfect – our niece looked so beautiful, and the groom’s family was great fun to meet. Our nephew even brewed the beer for the reception!
Since this is a food oriented blog, the reception food needs mentioning. It all was very good.
The reception started with Hors d’oeuvres such as marinated shrimp and a pimento cheese – jalapeño dip. I found a LINK to a version of it - I’ll have to make it to see if it’s it! It really tasted good with cut-up veggies, so no crackers were needed.
The dinner had spinach salad, pulled pork, BBQ brisket, and though D and I both varied from plan a little (had to taste the mac & cheese and mini cornbread muffins with jalapenos), most of the food was well within our plan.
Having D and I both meet our 20-pound goal was, as they say, “icing on the cake”!
Speaking of cake, we each had a piece – it tasted great – even better knowing that it was truly a celebration cake – not just for the Wedding, but for our achievement of the first 20-pound goal. Someone took a picture of us feeding eat other the cake on forks – I need to find that picture!
After dinner, I danced a lot with everyone else. Later that night, I realized that when I used to dance – I always thought in the back of my mind – “Dancing is such good exercise – I hope it helps me lose weight!”
This time, I just danced because I like to dance! I did not have to think about whether or not it helps lose weight because I am already well on my way to a solid life-time plan where everyday I live I either lose weight or become healthier!
It was such a great wedding and I am sure my niece will remember it always as the very perfect day that it was!