Sunday, April 22, 2012

rain or shine

Today was the much anticipated spring bbq! The chilly weather, constant rain and heavy wind were just minor setbacks and did nothing to prevent our bbq from being a success! First thing to do was the shopping so the Saturday group, Shinacchi and Sugi-san met up early to take care of business.

The shopping list: 
onions, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, asparagus, mushrooms, pineapples, oranges, salmon, clams, sea snails, chicken, yakiniku, sausages, soba, potato chips, cookies, other snacks, juice, tea, water, beer, beer, beer and wine!

The menu:
Potage, homemade pizzas, dutch oven roasted chicken stuffed with vegetables and fried rice, yakiniku, grilled sausages, yakisoba, foil wrapped salmon with vegetables, grilled shellfish and lots of beer and snacks!

Hand-built log house in the beautiful mountains of northern Fukuyama

the kitchen

the master chef!

the chicken!

the ladies hard at work!

pizza making time!

batter's up!

busy in the kitchen

foil wrapped salmon, asparagus and onion!

i'm not a big fan of horumon but this was goood!

the other master chef making...

a deluxe fruit platter!

out on the deck!

gotta have yakisoba!

weird chinese guy eating the left overs!
  Need I say more? Everyone helped out doing something whether it was setting up the tents to preparing the food or adding some entertainment. Thanks to the creative innovation of the chefs and the naturally gifted mothers there was more than enough delicious food for everyone! I only wish that someday I'll be able to make these kinds of dishes and host an awesome party! Oh, now there's one more thing to add to my list of goals!.. To have my own getaway house! Cabin in the mountains or a house on the beach! There's nothing better to end the weekend than with good food, and awesome people. One more week until Golden Week! I think I can make it through! Thanks everyone for an awesome Sunday!