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It’s Cookout Time at #FoodieFriDIY no 48

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Another week gone, just like that.

Isn’t it funny that when you’re a kid, you want time to hurry up, and when you’re an adult,  you just want it to slow down?

On Saturday, my son graduates high school. 

I can’t even fathom that I am old enough to have a kid graduating high school. 

I remember when we brought him home from the hospital. 

We were so clueless. We put him in the vibrating crib to help him fall asleep and then he wouldn’t wake up. We’re talking sleeping an entire day. I called the doctor in a panic, and he said “did you try turning off the crib?” 

Yeah, that worked. That doctor must have had a good laugh at our expense…stupid first time parents. 

And now he’s GRADUATING. Where did the time go?!

Anyway, I’m still a bit behind with everything…as I mentioned before, we’ve had company and I am trying to get everything ready for the party this weekend, but I should be started to get back on track this coming week. 

Before I move on to the party, I want to tell you about a Amazon gift card giveaway I have going on. It has low entries, and I’d love to have one of my foodie friends win! Please stop by and enter (if you already entered, it’s ok, you can enter again!) and grab a great recipe for Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Spinach and Prosciutto while you’re there! 

Stuffed chicken breast with goat cheese, spinach and proscuitto

Now back to this week’s party. 

Since we’re having a party for my son’s graduation, I’m in cookout / pool party mode.  So I’m sharing some recipes that I found at the party that I may be making this weekend! 

Cookout Time at #FoodieFriDIY no 48

From top to bottom, left to right:

Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs from With a Blast

Strawberry Spinach Salad from Happy Mothering

Easy Breezy Caprese Pasta Skewers from Amee’s Savory Dish

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Skewers from Sweet & Savory

Marinated and Grilled Chicken Thighs from Cooking on a Budget 

They all look amazing, don’t they?! 

Ready for the party?

We’re not really a rules-type party. But here’s what we do ask. 

1. Link up your favorite recipes and projects from your own blog. Roundups are fine as long as they include links to the recipes or DIY projects. Please DO NOT link a post without a recipe, project, craft, or tutorial.

2. We’d be truly grateful if you shared our party to other food and DIY blog friends so others can join in the fun! Tweet us. Share us on Facebook (the party should be pinned at the top on my Facebook page for Thursday evening and most of the day Friday, if you’d like to share from there). However you can help us spread the word, we appreciate!

[Tweet “Increase your traffic – come party at #FoodieFriDIY! @dishofdailylife loves to SHARE!”]

3. It’s not a requirement of course, but if you can, try to visit another link or two and leave a thoughtful comment. Give someone a shout out on social media. Use the hashtag #FoodieFriDIY…we’re trying to grow a community for all of us, and it’s always nice to make new friends.

4. We’d love it if you’d follow your party hosts on Pinterest. 

Don’t forget after you get done linking up to drop by my Facebook page and share your favorite recipes or DIY project that you have linked up…I will make sure to show your post some love on some form of social media! Please be sure to share either the link or the number in the link up so it’s easy for me to find it. 

And now for the party! 

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Thursday 4th of June 2015

Thank you so much for featuring my Caprese Skewers!! Have an awesome week!

Joanne T Ferguson

Saturday 30th of May 2015

I'd love to know where time goes Michelle and great chosen recipes! Pinned and shared! #ibabloggers

Laureen Fox

Friday 29th of May 2015

Great picks for featured recipes and so many new ones to choose from this week. I can tell I'm going to be here for a while :-) I linked up a Salad recipe with a Carrot Ginger Dressing. My grandkids like to use the dressing as a veggie dip and I smile because I'm happy to see them get more vegetables in their diet. Have a great week!

Chris Carter

Friday 29th of May 2015

You'll have to have your son read my Dear Graduate post!! CONGRATS MAMA!!!!! Or should I say... oh my goodness, I'm so sorry!! Your baby is GROWN!! :)

Looks like there's a great recipe party going on here!! WOOT.

Enjoy your weekend Michelle!!


Friday 29th of May 2015

So exciting that your son is graduating this weekend!! Congrats to him and enjoy all of the fun!!!