Happily, the BBQ was a wonderful time.
7 people (one of whom wasn't drinking) went through an impressive amount of foodstuffs and beverages. 16 or 17 burger patties, 5 or 6 hotdogs, a bag of tortilla chips, a jar of salsa, a bowl of guacamole, the majority of my Beau Monde dip, 30 beers, 2 bottles of wine, half a vodka watermelon, and the bulk of the bottle of vodka that didn't go into the watermelon. And 12 rootbeers.
It went great. People drank a ton, they loved my food (possibly because they were drunk), the people who came got along great, I got to cook on my grill... And that was an excellent addition. I mean, most of the time when people have to cook during a party, they're left all alone while everyone else has fun. But last night, people came outside to talk to me at differing stages while I was lighting the grill or cooking or whatever. It was nice. Plus, it got me a chance to hang out with people individually, which is always awesome even at a big party. I like to have the chance to talk to people 1 on 1.
It was great. It was so much fun, and I'm so happy that we did it.
And now, tonight, we're having meatloaf and mashed potatoes. The meat loaf is part ground beef, part ground lamb, seasoned with curry powder, tumeric, garam masala, cardamom and cumin -- very curry-esque.
I love meatloaf, ps. I've never had a bad meatloaf, and so I would make it several times a month if I could. It's easy to change and you can probably make it a hundred different ways, at least. My first try at meatloaf (the first time I ever ate it, I made it) I used Bisto powder and mixed it in red wine and poured all that in...I nailed the texture, but according to Jesse and Kristin, it wasn't the meatloaf they were used to...
But I loved it.
And I'm pretty optimistic about this one. Smells nice so far. :)
I'll let you know how it turns out.