It held off enough that we could definitely grill out.
The menu tonight was:
--jalapeño and pepper jack burgers
--grilled onion rings
--grilled peach quarters
--German potato salad
--fresh fruit salad.
Big menu, yes. Delicious, yes.
This morning we headed out to find the fruit we wanted to use. We went to the local Italian market and got pineapple, kiwi, cantaloupe, and strawberries. We then ran around town trying to find onion which, for whatever reason, was impossible to find loose yellow onion. So back to the market we went after purchasing the bacon, vinegar and beef.
Mike of course did most of the vegetable and fruit chopping, he has a new knife now that is specifically for vegetable chopping. He started to get the hang of it. Still a bit unsure of the new knife as it is a different style than a chefs knife.
While he prepared the fruit salad I began preparations on the potato salad, which I have no recipe for. It's just something you watch generations of family members make and you just know by look and taste. A little of this, a pinch of that, a squirt of this.
Basic recipe is:
5 lbs potatoes (mom uses russet, we used red)
1 small bottle cider vinegar
3/4 pkg bacon, diced
1 onion diced
Spicy brown mustard
Cornstarch or flour for thickening
Boil and peel potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces.
|Fresh boiled and cut up potatoes, red potatoes. Easiest to peel after boiling. Skin peels right off with your hand.|
|German Potato Salad fresh from the oven|
|Grilled peaches, white peaches, surrounding the grilled deliciousness of onion|
|Injured finger, right ring finger|
|everything is better with a band-aid|
Now we are both stuffed to the brim and going to digest while watching a movie.
|Final Product, fruit salad included here, on top of the peaches. YUMM!!|