Following a successful trip to Trader Joe’s, Chris and I cut up some fruit for the sangria.  In the mix was:

  • peaches
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • pineapple
  • clementines

We cheated and used a pre-made sangria mix from World Market, and two buck chuck Cabernet Savignon – no judging please :) 

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sangria mix

It turned out delicious!

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All that chopping made me a little hungry, so I snacked on a few peanut butter pretzels before our BBQ .  I got a tub of these from World Market yesterday (normally I get them from TJ’s but I couldn’t resist the tub).

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This is about one serving size.  If I don’t put them on a plate or in a bowl I end up eating about 4 servings!

Our friends Mike & Beth (Beth is a Duke MBA student as well) invited us over for a doggie playdate.  They just rescued a pup as well- named Milo.

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It was nearly impossible to get a pic of Milo without Nylah in the way…she’s such a ham!

Upon arrival at Mike & Beths’, we caught a whiff of chocolate – mmmm….  Mike was in the midst of making chocolate covered strawberries for dessert!  They are the best hosts ever.  Ever.

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Before dinner, we chatted for a bit over sangria and chips & salsa.

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I had somewhere between 8-10 chips and salsa, and two glasses of sangria.

Nylah and Milo became fast friends!

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Milo could definitely hold his own!

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Small dog, big ambitions.

Check out what Mike was grilling for us!

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Yummy asparagus, and chicken wrapped with prosciutto, provolone, and basil.  Best hosts – remember?

And the results…ta-da!

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Our other friends Michelle & Kevin were also there and brought a delicious coleslaw that had mangoes in it! 

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My plate.  I polished off everything – it was pretty easy to.

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I think we waited about 5 minutes before digging into the chocolate covered strawberries.

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Chris and I brought some ginger snaps – I had two more in addition to the two above. 

And I got thirsty again :)

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Next up?  Trivial Pursuit!  I love board games, and am a teensy bit competitive – ok, maybe a little more than a teensy bit.

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Chris and I came in last :(  Boo.  We totally got screwed when it came to the questions for a wedge.

I guess Mike and Beth got a bit bored and decided to torture poor Milo.  It was kinda funny :)

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Thanks so much for having us over guys! It is definitely our turn to host next time.

We ate dinner pretty early, so we decided to snack on a bowl of popcorn before bed.  We added a sprinkle of garlic powder to it.

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Am going to get ready for bed in a few minutes.  My hope is to get up early and go to the gym before work.  We’ll see…

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