The menu was Philly cheesesteak, potato salad, baked beans and 3 berry trifle. One of our neighbors made some wonderful baked beans.
My potato salad recipe is here
I didn't get a chance to take pictures of most of the food, especially on the buffet island.
Click the Philly Cheesesteak to see my recipe
I love this recipe...it is so yummy and easy. I took Martha Stewart's Cranberry Trifle recipe and tweaked it. I used 3 different berries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries in lieu of the cranberries. I omitted the ginger and brown sugar. I get so many compliments on this dessert.
You can buy the 3 berry mix at Costco.
Here's my version:
Step 1In a medium saucepan, combine berries, 2 cups granulated sugar, ginger, and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer over medium; cook about 8 to 10 minutes. Let compote cool completely.
Step 3Arrange 1/3 of cake in a 3-quart serving dish. Spoon 1/3 of compote over cake; spread to sides of dish. Dollop 1/3 of cream filling over compote; spread to sides of dish. Repeat twice, ending with cream filling. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours (or up to 1 day). Garnish with fresh berries.Martha Stewart's cranberry version is here.Here's some evening shots of our patios.French doors into our Breakfast room.Thanks for visiting. Have a great week.Sharing with the following blogs:Make It pretty Monday @ The Dedicated HouseInspire Me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaTable It @ Rustic & RefinedInspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru LifeTwirl & Take a Bow @ All Things Heart and Home