An old-fashioned weenie roast on a fall evening is one of the best things going. Recently my parents invited friends and family over to roast hot dogs, sip wine and cider, and enjoy the fall foliage. We really lucked out with the weather, it was a gorgeous night. The sun was shining on the trees and lake, there was no wind to blow smoke in faces, and the temperature was perfect for sitting around a fire after the sun goes down.
No party is complete without lots of good food, drinks, and friends!
We had planned to carve a pumpkin during the day for display that night, but time just got away from us, as it often does on the day of a party. We decided to go ahead and carve it during the party. It was fun getting input from everyone!
I feel like this pumpkin is enjoying his final moments before the carving begins.
Even though the final details had to be completed using the aid of a flashlight, I think Boo the Pumpkin turned out nicely!
The Perfect Pairing for your next weenie roast is a hot dog toppings bar. We put out dishes of chili, sauerkraut, and caramelized onions. Of course we also had the standards like ketchup, mustard, relish, and giardiniera. Everyone had fun making their own version of the perfect hot dog. I was a fan of caramelized onions, ketchup and giardiniera.