Saturday, August 28, 2010

BYODDD Blogger Dinner

Last night our monthly blogger dinner took on a new twist: BYODDD. "Bring your own Drink, Dish, or Dog". Hosted by the lovely Alicia over at Poise In Parma and her dog Grady (see below), we gathered for dinner, drinks, and of course...dogs on her back deck. It was an amazing evening to be outside. Fall is knocking on the door and even though it was more than warm enough to be outside, there is a crisp in the air that wasn't there a week ago. My favorite season is just around the corner!

I wish that I could even begin to list all of the fantastic dishes that Alicia (and her wonderful mom, who I swear is a dog whisperer) prepared for us. The spread was long and tasty, with something for everyone. After a busy week at work, I was looking forward to a cold drink on the deck. Apparently so were the dogs, as you can see from above! The pups wandered around all evening, and I think that they had more fun than we did. My dog, Lizzie, was a bit overwhelmed by the other 5 but she started to warm up by the end. Maybe she'll be a little more receptive to Bacon's forward advances next time! Bacon is Suzanne's little black Boston Terrier pictured above- and our source of entertainment all night. That boy has got some ENERGY.

It was a fun Friday evening, and just what I needed during this busy time at work. The evening ended with lots of sweet treats, prepared by some of the other amazing blog ladies. We all know that I can not cook, so my contribution was wine. I can always be counted on for that. Trust me- you don't want me to bring a dish to pass at any party you are hosting. It was great to see old blends (blogger friends) and new. I love that there is always at least one new face at our dinners. It's wonderful to see the girls that I am getting to know well, but the chance to meet new Cleveland bloggers is fun. I always leave our monthly gatherings looking forward to the next one! Thanks again for hosting, Alicia (and Grady, of course!).

6 comments:

Suzanne said...

"That boy has got some ENERGY." is a really nice way of saying that dog is freaking nuts! Sorry my nugget is so forward with the members of the opposite sex (I have no idea where he gets that from, it surely isn't from me).

Bite Buff said...

Itttttt'sss BAAACON!

Heather said...

OH, Suzanne, it's not just the opposite sex he's friendly with!! Hey, I don't judge - Diddy's the same. :)

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

I was so happy to see you Friday night, especially knowing how busy you'll be in the upcoming weeks. I knew you needed a nice relaxing evening... even with six pups running about! Hope Lizzie enjoyed herself!

BTW I'm stealing that pic of Grady and myself. Love it!

Katrina said...

Glad that you like it, and thanks again for hosting us! It was a wonderful evening with great food and even better company.

Jackie Ewing said...

Hi I read that you said you cannot cook (lol) but your friends can. Well could you pass this information on to them? I know of this cooking contest that's coming to Cleveland on September 25-26th..it's the Aetna Healthy Food Fight. You can go to healthyfoodfight.com for more details, but the deadline for Cleveland is September 8th. Oh, and throughout the contest, celebrity cooks will be judging (Bobby Flay, Sunny Anderson, Sara Moulton, or Cat Cora). Good luck to them (or you if you dare) if they decide to enter and if not, please keep posting! :)