Monday, August 2, 2010
Lisa and I have been talking menu ideas since the spring, but waited until we were here for inspiration. We kept throwing theme ideas around. Meditteranean? Mexican? Finally, we decdied on Michigan produce, becuase the farmer's market was exploding with food we wanted to buy and cook with.
We bought tomatoes.
We made Caprese Salad. (tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella, salt, pep, olive oil, balsamic)
We bought beets.
And made beet, apple, walnut, goat cheese salad. (Roast, peel and dice 8 beets, chop 2 granny smith apples, add 1 cup of toasted walnuts and 1 cup of goat cheese crumbles. Toss with dressing (4 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons sherry, 1 minced clove of garlic, 1 pinch of sugar). Salt and pepper to taste.
And made Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake.
We bought peaches.
And made Peach Blueberry Pie. (I added 1 heaping tbs of corn starch to the filling so it would set up correctly). I cheated and used Pillsbury crusts that you just roll out to save time. Lattice tops are easy and fun. I swear. Here it is before going into the oven:
Lisa made Lila's famous deviled shrimp recipe. It's super lemony and the only way I like to eat shrimp. I'll get her recipe for you. You will love it. It is served cold and tastes super fresh.
Sam grilled up a bunch of pork tenderloin. Perfection.