It was so much fun to host the bbq. We've had enough going on that I've really missed entertaining lately. Our menu consisted of:
- Black Bean, Avacado Salsa & Tortilla chips (as an appetizer)
- Brats & Hotdogs (with an assortment of toppings)
- Baked Beans
- Savoy, Lime & Cilantro Coleslaw (recipe below)
- Bowtie Pasta Salad
- Blueberry Mixed Green Salad
- Salt & Vinegar Chips (a personal favorite)
- Lemon Bars
- Rice Krispie Treats
- Blueberry Cobbler
- and finally...Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice cream
Everyone pitched in and the food was wonderful! Really, just delicious. I love sharing food - I think it's alot of what cooking is all about for me...creating tasty food and enjoying it with others. (Happy Sigh!)
Anyway, I'm giving you a preview of our post for tomorrow! I made two recipe from the July issue of Food Network Magazine and decided to share one of them today. This slaw was so good! I decided I absolutely had to try it when I noticed that an almost identical recipe appeared in the July issue of Bon Apetit. So interesting that they feature the same slaw and now I know why - it's different and unique, very pretty, and completely delicious!
SAVOY, LIME & CILANTRO COLESLAW
(Food Network Magazine, July 2010)
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1 head Savoy cabbage (I used napa)
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, torn
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Shave the cabbage with a sharp knife or mandoline so you have thin ribbons. Cut the scallions long and on the bias so you have pieces similar in shape to the cabbage. Toss the cabbage, scallions and cilantro in a large salad bowl.
Make the dressing by combining the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar and the zest of the limes in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and finish with the juice of the limes. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I love to entertain, but I also struggle with finishing things up in the kitchen as people are arriving and keeping everything hot at the same time. Sounds like you had much success!ReplyDelete
Wish I could have joined in some of the celebrations!ReplyDelete
I think I'm going to try the slaw recipe. I actually have some napa cabbage in the fridge. The only ingredient I'll need to buy is cilantro (my plant didn't work out so well).