Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Game Day Goodness!

Sport came home this weekend.  He's the youngest on our 'Varsity Squad' and just started college about three hours away.  In honor of his visit, we thought we'd entice him over celebrate with a cookout and a football game!  It was a good weekend for football.  My beloved Aggies 'beat the HELL outta' S. C. State and the Texans reminded Peyton Manning that he ain't what he used to be!

Sport had initially planned on bringing his roommate and the rest of the Varsity Squad was going to be home as well, so we decided to try our hand at beef ribs . . . and they tasted GREAT!!!


Gram brought baked beans and I whipped up some potatoes that are soooo yummy I thought I'd share the recipe with you!  This might have even come off the back of the package at some point, but I've forgotten who taught me how to make these.  Let's just say we've been enjoying these babies for a looong time {SMILE} and I know you will too!

Ranch House Roasted Potatoes

1 sack of new potatoes (small red potatoes), rinsed and quartered
vegetable oil
1 packet of Ranch Dressing mix

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line large cookie sheet with foil for easier clean-up.  Spread quartered potatoes across pan.  Drizzle with vegetable oil.  Sprinkle entire package of Ranch dressing mix over potatoes and toss to coat thoroughly.  Place in oven to roast for about 1 hour.  You can stir them up about half way through for more even roasting.  Mmmm, mmmm good!

So good, in fact, that I don't have a picture of them once they came out of the oven!  Here's one of the 'before' pictures, so you can get the idea!

We rounded it off with a big batch of chocolate chip cookies and some lemonade - and that's how game day is DONE!

Although we cooked for a crowd and would loved to have met everyone's friends, it was awfully nice (and rare these days) to have a day to enjoy our party of five all by themselves.  It's great to watch how they all interact, despite the age gaps.  These are precious moments and I am so blessed to have them!

Because we all know that it seems like only a moment before this:
Future backmail picture of Snacks - hee, hee!
Grows up into this!
Isn't he handsome?!

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