Sunday, September 6, 2009

Summer Pleasures # 10 - Cookouts ............

Summer is the time for cookouts. While we use our gas grill year round, it definitely gets more use during the summer months. Steaks, hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, ribs, and fish - everything seems to taste so much better fresh off the grill. I like to take a variety of summer vegetables - squash, onions, peppers, and potatoes - season them with fresh herbs - wrap in foil and cook along with the meat.
Cookouts are a wonderful way to enjoy the company of family and friends. I am much more comfortable in casual situations, so cookouts are my favorite form of entertaining. When you are entertaining outside there's no need to limit the number of guests and cleanup is so easy.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable Labor Day, and that you have the opportunity to indulge in one of the pleasures of summer - a cookout. Happy eating!


KathyA said...

Dinner looks wonderful! Unfortunately for us, we'll pretty much be alone this weekend. It's okay, though. The quiet is sweet.

Amy said...

BBQs are synonymous with summer. They make food tatse better! I always know summer's here or on it's way when I smell BBQ in the air. I prefer casual social situations, too which is why BBQs are ideal. And you can toast marshmallows after dinner!
We're having a quiet weekend because of the new kitten and that's fine because we're thrilled to have her.

Happy Labor Day!
~ Amy

k-strat said...

Thanks for the watch tip! You're right, Blackstone looks about 15-20 minutes closer. I like your summer pleasure posts - thanks for the ideas!