music snob party + DMB

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

This past Saturday night CK and I hosted an iPod Battle Royale party at my townhouse where CK and some of his fellow music snobs were required to bring a 30 minute playlist to share. 

We had such a great evening, with great friends and while I didn't end up making a playlist I did make a mean pork butt...

I'm a mix-master in the kitchen and CK is a mix-master with the tunes - we're a good pair.
8 lbs of pure pork buttocks.

I turned that pork butt into the most glorious pulled pork I've ever made, granted this was the first time I ever made pulled pork, but that's beside the point. THIS RECIPE KICKS PORK BUTT - make it now - then make this cilantro jalapeno coleslaw and pile it onto of the pulled pork. 

I also made this strawberry spinach salad, this potato salad with lemon and herbs and a family recipe pineapple cake with cream cheese icing.

I really like to cook, guys.

Backyard fun + backyard fun on an angle + Jesse and Muffin being adorable + #whatdeerywore
The music theme continued on Sunday with a trip to Blossom Music Center to take in a Dave Matthews Band show. A great group of friends including CK, MOB, Beaver, Jen and Stephen tailgated for the afternoon in the lot and danced our faces off at the DMB show.

Nice view from the Dave show - the band blew me away for the record, the best they've sounded in years, so polished, so DMB grown up.

Beaver, MOB and CK tailgating + MOB and Beaver Booooooooooooooping + Stephen and Jen being adorable

Good weekend, good friends, good music.

I can get used to this life.

Happy Wednesday, kids.


  1. I knew there had to be a DMB concert this weekend. We live in Cuyahoga Falls and EVERYONE was playing DMB all weekend! ha!
    Looks like a fun weekend! :)

  2. That's one hot sexy apron you've got there. And I will be stealing all these recipes. Thankyouverymuch.
    Super cute patio too!

  3. pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting! I must've read that a few times as I salivate over here. I love cream cheese frosting on anything and everything if I could!

  4. If I lived closer, I'd be crashing your party with a menu like that!

  5. That pork buttocks was the best pork buttocks I've ever tasted. In my life.

  6. love that idea for a party, so fun! and hurrah for DMB concert, i do adore them so. it's so time to see them live again, it's always the best.

  7. I love DMB, but I've gotta be honest, I haven't seen them in concert since before they made it big. I grew up in the DC area and I'd often visit my friends who were attending UVA. I gonna see them this year hopefully tickets prices won't be too high and some of you . They were awesome back then, I'd imagine they are even more so today.

    Those pics are great! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Why wouldn't you share the playlists from the party?

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