Jeff handled the meat on our beloved longhorn smoker. He outdid himself on the chicken and presented the pork perfectly.
A friend handled the jalapeño appetizer (wish I had the recipe), and I handled the rest. When dinner was ready we jimmy-rigged a faux 10-person table, decorated with a $1 table cloth, and served dinner with luxurious paper plates and napkins.
I beat myself up over it because the cheese curdled, story of my life, but oh well considering it was the highlight of the night. (More to come in my next PYRC post.)
The true feat for me was the homemade chocolate cake.
For this cake I used a Buttermilk Chocolate Cake recipe from PaperSeed. In addition to the described chocolate icing, I incorporated an accidental combo of a whipped cream cheese frosting recipe with a marshmallow puff cream cheese frosting recipe. The result tasted like my cream cheese fruit dip, but was delicious nonetheless.
That's our all-day cookout in a wrap. Now I'm going to continue to deflate... or go to the gym :)