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Old 05-31-2021, 08:20 PM   #1
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Memorial Day Dinner 5-31-2021

It's definitely not cookout weather here today, so we'll wait till later this week. Instead, we had creamy chicken broccoli soup with sandwiches. I sliced some of last night's ham, paired it with a cheddar cheese that was blended with caramelized onions, and toasted the sandwiches on the Griddler. I was going to make clafoutis for dessert, but we have no room for dessert. Guess I'll make it tomorrow...
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:43 PM   #2
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We were invited to a last-minute potluck cookout at our neighbor's across the street, along with several other nearby neighbors. She provided burgers, dogs and brats; I brought baked beans, another neighbor brought mac n cheese and another brought salad. It was a wonderful day after heavy rain most of the weekend.

We were talking and laughing so much I completely forgot to take pictures. Hope you all had a nice weekend. Can't believe it's almost June.
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:47 PM   #3
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Looks yummy CG!

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We had a Late Spring/Early Summer Rain-Thunderstorm pass us by,
so grilling was a GO!

We had Kettle Chips on the side and Henry Weinhart Root beer for DH and TJ's Dark Beer for moi to wash it all down with.
The nice thing about grilling `burgers and dawgs for us two is
a pound of ground Chuck makes 4 patties and a package of Vienna Brand Hot Dogs serves us twice!
The patties will be Local-Style Hamburger Steak Plate
and the dogs, well, maybe lunch in a coupla days

I got Waffle Cones and Vanilla Ice Cream for later
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Old 05-31-2021, 09:03 PM   #4
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Bacon, honey rubbed ribs...

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Old 05-31-2021, 10:37 PM   #5
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Family get-together, the usual fare: burgers (with all the fixin's), dogs, baked beans, cheesy potatoes, a relish plate, chips & dip and a beautiful peach cobbler for dessert. The boys (my son and his cousins) even got into the pool, although the water was only 66 degrees.

Crazy kids!
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Old 05-31-2021, 11:15 PM   #6
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Today I threw together a dish in the Instant Pot, not a one dish meal, but much of it done in there. I first cooked a cup of sorghum berries under pressure, then drained them. Meanwhile, I made a sauce in a sauté pan, starting with browning some onions in olive oil, then some crushed garlic, along with some gochujang for 2 minutes, then I added a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes. I stirred in about 2 tb of minced fresh marjoram, 2 tb chopped anchovies, plus 2 fresh bay leaves, and a quarter cup of dry vermouth. I also stirred in about 2 cups of some large radishes that I had peeled, and cut into bite sized pieces - sort of like adding turnips to the dish. I simmered this on very low, while doing the rest of the dish.

I drained the sorghum (still chewy now), then added that to the tomato sauce, with a cup of the cooking water, to simmer. Then I cooked 1 lb of sweet Italian sausage in the IP, on high sauté, and at the end (very little fat cooked out, surprisingly), I cooked up a diced up green bell pepper.

When the sauce was pretty much finished, I dumped it in the IP, added 3 c water, brought it to a boil on high sauté, turned it off, added 1 lb bow tie pasta, stirred it well, and pressed it all under the surface. I set it for 5 min manual, and when finished, released the pressure. After this, the pasta and the sorghum are done, and al dente. I stirred it up, and served some, with a little grated pecorino.
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We ordered burrito bowls from the local TexMex resto. They really hit the spot.
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Old 06-01-2021, 05:35 AM   #8
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Family dinner @ D & SIL's.

Grandson grilled tri tip, D baked bread, SIL's mom baked cheesy potatoes, Jeannie made a green salad, SIL grilled a veggie assortment.

Me? I picked up a White Chocolate/Raspberry cake at the local Bundt Bake shop.

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