Today summer officially ended. It may not say so on any calendar, and for those of you who have kids that went back to school last week, you may disagree. But for us, summer catering season officially ended today. We did our last outdoor, grillin'-in-the-heat-in-the-park catering for 200, after one last busy weekend full of caterings and large pick ups in the restaurant.
Today Eric and I both cheered and danced. We laughed that we are probably the only people that say "Hooray!" at summer's end, but we haven't stopped since June 1 and we are beat. We need a break so Smokin' Pete's will be closed tomorrow, Monday the 14th, for a day of rest.
Besides, it will give me a chance to get ready for....Barbecue Leftovers Week! I'll post some of my favorite ways to use barbecue leftovers for right on meals.