The food was not bad either! I was able to prep all this food plus two side salads in 2.5 hours because most of the food has minimal prep (just a longer cook time for the meats).
The main course was these sticky BBQ ribs with a homemade hoisin-sriracha sauce. The ribs cook in the oven for a few hours and then broiled for a fake char. The sauce itself is delicious and the ribs were very tender and falling off the bone. Hooray, another successful rib dinner!
These wings were so easy - I just threw 4 pounds of them in the slow cooker for a few hours (2 on high, 1 on low) with a stick of butter and my favorite bottle of buffalo sauce (Wing Time buffalo sauce from Whole Foods). I didn't even pop them in the oven at the end and they were just right!
Probably my favorite new recipe of the night was this sangria. We got two bottles of good Gewürztraminer from Costco, sliced up 2 oranges,2 lemons, and 2 grapefruits, and tossed it all together with 1/2 cup of Cointreau. Let it refrigerate for a couple hours, and throw in the mint when you're ready to serve. No added sugar and a great citrusy flavor make for very drinkable sangria.
Recipe from: http://tutti-dolci.com/2013/05/raspberry-curd-tart/
Okay, maybe the sangria AND the raspberry tart were new favorites. I've never made or had raspberry curd before so I wasn't sure what to expect. It's even better than lemon curd! It's less tart and not at all sweet but full of raspberry flavor. This almond meal crust was pretty bomb too. All in all, a very splendid meal.
I'll just share this simple peach, goat cheese, cilantro, spinach, and radish salad too. It's simply tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar in equal parts!