Last week I lugged the air conditioner upstairs and shoved it into my office window. It was all hip hip hurray, summer has come! What a difference a week makes. Walking around Pleasant Lake this morning, I seriously wondered if I might end up in Oz. The weekend promises more clouds and cooler temperatures. It may be June but this is New Hampshire.
While you might not want to eat outside this weekend, there’s no reason not cook outside. Get out the grill and enjoy a cook-out-eat-in with family and friends. Here are a few ideas:
Start with a delicious pancake. Decisions, decisions. You can take it south of the border with Tostadas with Avocado Crema & Black Bean Salsa or to Eastern Europe with Savory Blinis with Smoked Salmon & Caviar.
Now, what’s for dinner? With cooler weather, everyone will enjoy a meat and potatoes cookout. Give my Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Grilled Potato Salad a try. Of course, you’ll want something green to go with it. Before it’s gone, make sure you indulge in local asparagus – as much and as often as possible. My Asparagus & Radish Salad is a delicious way to do just that.
And finally, dessert! Speaking of local; rhubarb is in season. I can recommend my Rhubarb Crisp. (While you’re at it, you might want to bake up a batch of my Rhubarb Muffins for Sunday morning.) On the other hand, it’s been a while since I baked one of my favorites – Lemon Tart.
Have a great weekend and bon appétit!
What are you up to this weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.
© Susan W. Nye, 2016