Friday 26 April 2013

Mothers Day Barbecue Party Ideas

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.
Love You Mom!

Mother’s Day is special and is a great way for the whole family to unite and party to thank that one person who is there for everyone – Mother! Thank You Mom in some special way by hosting a great get-together with her friends and family. Make her feel special this day with the royal treatment. I am planning a surprise Mother’s Day Barbecue for my Mom this year. My mom just loves Barbeque cooking and summer time!

To start with the planning. I had to sneak in her office to see her planner and see if she has some plans for that day! And I was glad to know that she was Free for the day! And now I can easily start with my barbeque planning for my mother.

The first thing to start with is deciding the venue, if you want to surprise her than planning it at your place is not a good idea, mom’s know each movement in the house even if they are secret, which can ruin your Surprise plan. So I thought of having it in my neighbors’ backyard!

Before going in for the decorations, I decided up the following menu!

·         Apple Walnut Salad
·         Slow-cooked Baby Back Ribs
·         Decadent Brownies

2 green apples, cored and sliced very thinly
1-1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese shavings
1 to 2 bags of prewashed mix baby greens
Balsamic vinaigrette

This salad gives an elegant touch to any meal, but it couldn't be simpler to toss together! Simply pour greens into a large bowl and top with the apple slices, walnuts and Parmesan shavings. Wait until just before serving to mix in the desired amount of dressing.

Pork baby-back ribs
Store-bought dry rub of your choice
Barbecue sauce

*Note: The number of racks you need depends on how many guests you are planning on serving. Most guests will eat between three and four ribs. (It's always better to have too much than not enough.)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet (you might need more than one) with heavy-duty aluminum foil and place ribs on the foil. Sprinkle dry rub on both sides of the ribs and pat the spices into the meat. Put in oven and bake for about 2 hours and 15 minutes. A few minutes before the time is up in the oven, light the grill. Take the ribs out of the oven, slather with barbecue sauce, and finish them on the grill for 7 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter and baking chocolate together, then stir in sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla. Blend flour into the mixture until just blended (do not over-mix). Finally, fold chocolate chips and pecans into the batter.

Pour batter into a lightly greased 8- by 8-inch baking pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean.

Barbecue Party Decorations:

Keep the party decorations simple and sleek. First thing to do is to get your backyard mowed 3 days before your Barbecue Party. Choose those simple Barbecue Invitations available to invite your Guests and make sure you do that atleast 2 weeks before the party. Arrange some chairs and tables decorated with candles in those glass jars and some fresh flowers to make the yard look beautiful. Use disposable plates and cutlery so its easy to clean after the party and its comfortable for guests to carry the left over home. 

Nothing flashy for the party keep it simple and let your Mom enjoy chit-chatting with her friends!

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