My sister, Heather, and her boyfriend, Ryan, flew in for some family fun this Labor Day weekend. And, since their flight to head back to DC was midday Monday, we decided to celebrate Labor Day a day earlier than most.
So, on Sunday, we headed out to Andrew Jackson's (our seventh president,) home, The Hermitage. We watched the intro movie in the visitor center, used our audio tour guides to inform us, and took a guided tour of the home. It was beautiful. I especially fell in love with the entry way, or foyer, of the home (minus the revolting wallpaper.)
We walked the grounds, came home for lunch, and I crashed for a 2 hour nap. Woke up to found everyone outside playing horseshoes, and grilled out for dinner. We rounded the night out with some board games (Pict1onary and Tr1vial Pursuit,) and Ian and I were triumphant as a team in both games.
Now, the amazing thing of all, was the amount of food that was created and consumed for this weekend. There was only 6 of us, but somehow, we finished off enough food to feed an army.
Our menu for the weekend consisted of these dishes:
Banana Walnut Cookies
Pigs in a Blanket
Hummus and Vegetables
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Homemade Reeses cups
Bagels and Cream Cheese
Homemade Potato Salad
Corn on the Cob
Sheesh. That was a ridiculous amount of food, don't you think?