As another summer creeps closer, I start thinking of my favorite summer recipes and swilling a beer in the backyard. Over the last few months I have been trying to branch out from my usuals like tri tip, bratwurst, pork loin and other grilled meats. I’ve been making grilled artichokes, shrimps, pizza and other things. But I need to branch out.
My ideal dinner prep is one where I get to be outside in the shade with the music playing while I’m cooking.
I’m thinking about buying a monstrous 10lb lobster from one of those asian markets and making some crazy feast out of it.
I have just a regular gas burner bbq, so my options are limited.
What are some of your favorite things to cook in the late spring and summer?
I need some ideas.
please make sure that the preparation can be done with a decent buzz… because there will be beer involved regardless
1 store bought oreo pie crust
1/2 cup butter (room temp/softened)
1 cup sugar
2 oz. baking chocolate, melted (i use the bittersweet)
pinch o' salt
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
• prepare pie crust per package directions
• cream butter and sugar
• add chocolate, flour, eggs, & vanilla
• blend thoroughly
• pour into pie shell
• bake 325 degrees for 30 minutes*
• serve top w/ ice cream of your choice (i like coffee ice cream on this one)
*If center is still sloshy looking, leave in an add’l 10 minutes or so. Sometimes I have to eyeball it. You want the center to be soft, but not sloshy. The pie will firm up as it cools down
BLT PASTA SALAD
1 (7 oz.) pkg. elbow macaroni, cooked as directed & drained
1 c. mayonnaise
1/3 c. chili sauce
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 tsp. sugar
1 lg. tomato, chopped
1/4 c. sliced green onions (I don't use these, as I HATE green onions.)
4 c. thinly sliced lettuce
8 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
In large bowl combine all ingredients except lettuce and bacon. Cover; chill. Just before serving, stir in lettuce and bacon. Refrigerate leftovers.
job , Your BLT Pasta Salad sounds good. I will make it next week. Thank you for posting a great recipe.
Originally Posted by pete
The recipe sounds awesome.
vodka on the rocks, sounds good :drinking:
Originally Posted by job
Stuff and Grill just about any large veggie you can think of. I specifically grow these huge Zucs in my garden:
To make this several times over the summer:
Stuffed Grilled Zucchini Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes
I like buying watermelons during the summer and I make watermelon juice. It's very easy to make. Cut the watermelon in half , then using a ice cream scoop , scoop out the watermelon and put into the blender. Then turn on the blender to make it into a juice. You can serve when it's ready or pour the watermelon juice into jars and put it in the fridge. Your kids will love this juice.