Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Love

Ah, Labor Day. Unofficial end of summer and official cookout time. Here’s how my Labor Day weekend went:
  • Green tomato and green apple tart with onions and gruyere, with a LARD crust because Andy is trying to kill me
  • Chicken sausages with spinach and feta
  • Salad of tomatoes and basil from Heather’s garden with feta and balsamic vinegar
  • Chistarra (Spanish sausage)
  • Homemade pork sausages with Thai spices
  • My awesome deviled eggs, with a sprinkling of Bacon Salt
  • Couscous with peas, carrots, and the merest touch of stuffed elephant
  • “Gazpacho” of pureed eggplant, tahini, and yogurt
  • Grilled pork skewers that had been marinating for a week in pineapple juice, Thai peppers, vinegar
  • Various pates and smelly cheeses
  • Caprese salad with yellow and orange heirloom tomatoes
  • Excellently grilled hanger steak marinated in homemade Korean marinade
  • Butterscotch “brownies”
  • Salad of tomatoes and basil from Ali’s garden with chevre, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar
  • Grilled chicken, marinated in olive oil and Italian herbs
  • More grilled hanger steak, marinated in olive oil and rosemary
  • Grilled okra from Heather’s garden
  • Chipotle mashed potatoes with sour cream and green onions
  • Various wines from various countries

I love a holiday weekend. And I sure do love my friends.

1 comment:

  1. Wow...I had a hamburger and then went to rehearsal... sucks to be me...
    good stuff Jen!