July 6, 2010
I truly hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.
Mine was remarkable. Lots of fun, family and wonderful food.
Speaking of great food, Mr TBS did a remarkable job on the grill this weekend. He whipped out a couple of new dishes that even surprised me! I typically plan micromanage our menus but I've so much on my plate right now that I decided to let him have at it. Though he indulged me with a couple of our traditional side dishes like potato salad and barbecued baked beans, a couple of his avant garde recipes certainly won me over. Inspired by a similar one at FLIP Burger in Atlanta, he made angus burgers with blue cheese. He topped those off with a dollop of sweet onion jam. The flavors were explosive! We're trying to do better with our fruit and vegetable consumption around here (barring the burgers, of course), he made a delightful spinach salad topped with grilled peaches, bacon crumbles and a light vinigrette dressing. I didn't think I'd like the peaches but they were soooooo good. Here's the recipe for the salad!
The leftovers are long gone but I could surely go for another burger. Thank goodness for self-restraint.
I'd also like to share another list from The Minimalist. This installation of his 101 meal ideas is grill-centric. You should definitely print it and add it to your recipe binder.
What was your favorite dish from the holiday weekend?