Happy Labor Day!

I’m spending the weekend on the coast with my family

and with 2 of my nieces and their families

so there are 16 of us

CC is the only girl cousin here

and she bravely keeps up the the boys

CC’s dad, my SIL,

taught the visiting boys how to fish off the pier

The “chef,” HHjr, and his two boys

couldn’t get here until late Friday night,

so I ordered dinner from a local BBQ restaurant

It was so easy!

I placed the order several days ahead of time

and arranged to pick it up in mid afternoon

when the restaurant wasn’t busy

I put the meat and sides in the refrigerator

and then warmed them up at dinner time

Everything came in large foil pans with lids

so it was simple to serve buffet style

and leftovers were quickly tucked away

Saturday night we had our traditional Shrimp Boil

we also got a platter of chicken nuggets from the grocery deli

for the picky eaters

Both meals were served buffet style

with heavy duty paper plates and plastic forks

to make clean up a breeze

I hope you are enjoying a leisurely weekend!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Sundays on Silverado/  Happiness is Homemade

What’s for Dinner / Love Your Creativity

Between Naps on the Porch /All About Home

Turn About Tuesday 

Our Tiny Nest / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party /  Creative Crafts

Crafty Creators / Full Plate Thursday /Thursday Favorite Things

Home Matters

35 Responses to “Happy Labor Day!”
  1. Bernadette says:

    What a good looking bunch of grandchildren. CC is going to end up being a Princess Leah trying to keep up with those boys. Not a bad things for a girl, I think.

  2. Pam says:

    Jenna, I love the photo of the children! Wow, sixteen people is a full house. Wishing you and your family a safe and wonderful holiday weekend. There is no doubt that the food will be fabulous!

  3. Oh, you are eating well this holiday weekend! I love a shrimp boil with corn!

  4. Perfect solutions for a houseful! The boil is one of the best crowd pleasers!

  5. Nancy says:

    Your littles are growing! And 16 is a big number! ENJOY! The food looks delicious as always!
    Happy Labor Day!

  6. You absolutely cannot beat a shrimp boil in summer. Yum. I love the idea of the big crowd menus that are simple, fun and the kind of thing everyone enjoys eating. That’s a lot of people to feed — but all ones you love! This delights me.

  7. I love seafood boil. Happy Labor Day!

  8. Ann Woleben says:

    Great meals! Happy Labor Day!

  9. This is the perfect time for toss-away containers and ordering what you can.(can you believe I said that?) – but seriously, what precious memories you’ll have – not of the inside of a kitchen, but with all your cute people! Have fun!

  10. Oh Jenna, I know this will be a fun weekend for all and I’m glad you found easy and delicious meals to serve. Love the pics of the kiddos. Have a wonderful Labor Day sweet friend………..

  11. Happy Labor Day Jenna, have fun with the kids:@)

  12. lghiggins says:

    When I was a kid, I would have been one of those picky eaters. Today, however, that shrimp bowl looks outstanding. I’m so glad you allow others to help with feeding 16–takeout, family, etc. A wise woman who knows how to entertain with what her guests want and still has time and energy to enjoy being with them. You are making memories for them and you. Happy Labor Day!

  13. Wow, the shrimp boil sounds amazing. I think the takeout makes sense sometimes for a large crowd. The heavy duty paper plates does make an easy cleanup. . A great time had by all at your lovely beach house. Happy labor Day.

  14. Rita C. says:

    Looks like a fabulous weekend! Great meal plans, and love seeing the kids fishing, and CC as boss lady!

  15. Wonderful foods, wonderful family, wonderful painting . . . cheers to your wonderful life!

  16. Kari says:

    Yum Yum Yum Jenna. Both meals look delish. I make the seafood boil quite often and it is so easy. I spread newspapers on the table (or butcher paper) and dump it all out and let everyone fend for themselves. I have a several smokers and love to smoke a large pork shoulder or butt for pulled pork sandwiches. BUT, I would use the neighborhood BBQ if I felt I didn’t want or have the time. Good for you my friend. Have a safe week with your large gatherings.

    • Thanks Kari, yes that’s a great way to serve a seafood boil. The takeout meal really worked great and I think it was less expensive than if I had bought all the groceries and cooked it myself, not to mention the time saved!

  17. Joanne says:

    That sounds like a delicious weekend with lots of family. I bet the boys had a great time fishing off the dock.

  18. What a darling family Jenna! They look like they’re having so much fun, and who wouldn’t with a host like you! What a great way to feed a crowd! I want to come to one of your parties too!

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