Ever had a barbecue that didn't turn out as planned? We want to know all about it.
I agreed to host a big 40th birthday bash for a friend of mine. I rigged the big back yard with Japanese lanterns, tea lights in paper bags up to the front of the house, nicely decorated tables, massive amounts of food and drink, about 4 bbq's borrowed from friends, even an awning to cover the food and bbq's -- I was all set to go. It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky and perfectly still. It wasn't muggy -- it was just a gorgeous day and I was so happy about that.
People started arriving about 4 p.m. The party was going great and about 6 the bbq team wanted to start the first round of goodies. No sooner had the steaks, salmon, chicken and chorizo been slapped on the bbq's when the wind started to blow and tore the awning off the bbq area. It started raining, hard. Everybody scrambled to move the food inside. Good thing too because about five minutes later the rain turned to snow. July in Calgary. Gotta love it.
My house was smaller than my back yard but the party continued with about 50 people crammed inside and the bbq team kept working in a cramped area beside the house where there was a little shelter.
It ended up being one of the best parties I ever had -- we rolled outside naked in the snow before it was over -- and it is still talked about to this day.
BUMP. Let's hear those stories!