When you are invited to a Griffith Family Barbecue you need to train much like an athlete trains for a marathon. Only it requires reducing your calorie intake before and after the meal. Fast Sunday the day before was a good start. Minimal breakfast the day of and nothing else after the feast helps. It would also help to engage in vigorous exercise after, as a Griffith meal is packed full of delicious calories!
When I got my camera out to take pictures of the spread before everyone descended on it, the camera told me the memory card was full! Luckily, I had a spare. However, by the time I got it switched the feeding frenzy had begun, so the photos aren't as flattering. But trust me it was a beautiful thing!
|Larry cutting up his famous tri-tip as Matthew and Carrie congratulate him on his culinary skills.|
|Candice and Kevin dig in.|
The menu included, tri-tip, Kathy's famous potato salad, a beautiful garden salad, a decadent grape in sweetened sour cream 'salad', my cabbage salad, buttered grilled bread, lemon cupcakes iced with cream cheese and fresh raspberry frosting served with lemon ice-cream, apple pie a la mode, and pecan pie. Did I leave anything out? I did not eat everything, but I believe Kevin did!