Monday, June 15, 2009

Lets Get Together

My sister-in-law was throwing a party for a friend. Last minute plans fell through so "Genius" and I offered our home to her. I was to be in charge of desserts and the rest of the food would be provided along with her hard work. I was excited to eat stuff made by some one besides myself.

Beet Salad and Marinated Onions

"Genius's" famous Shish-Kabobs

Marinated Wild Mushrooms and Cucumber Salad

People starting coming at about two in the afternoon and while the women scrambled to get everything together the men grilled the meats. I love how intense they get about the meat coming out just right and the expressions on their face shows just that. Love men at work.

The meat was the juiciest I have had in a long time, the flavor of smoke and spices blended together just right enough for a person to want seconds. The salads were fresh and light. The ingredients were simple and complimented the strong flavor of the meat very well. As usual compliments were in order and conversation stayed around that for while.

Every one was full but our eyes craved more, so we sat around the table longer and only when we finished off the food did the meal feel complete. The table was cleared and room was made for the "desserts". Yum, yum, yum.

Carmel Creme filled Pizelles

White Chocolate Mousse and Pecon filled Fillo cups

There was no doubt that berries are in season now and each dessert craved it. Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries mingled together with sugar, butter, and whip cream. After that life as it is was forgotten and time stood still. There seemed to be no hurries, no schedules and no hassles. Some went for a walk, others relaxed and before we knew it the sun began to set. It didn't seem to draw any one away so a fire was made. It was hot and inviting, everyone gathered together and conversation lingered into the night.

To me, that's what summer days are all about. Socializing, interacting and lots of food for the reasons of getting together in the first place. What do you look forward to in the summer?

Get together, hope.


  1. Did you save me any dessert????

  2. No, but when we get together I can make you something...

  3. Does this week work for you and what day?

  4. Mmmmmm, recipe for beet salad and onions please!!!!! Looks so yummy...

  5. Beet salad has, Boiled beets that have been grated and lots of garlic, some mayo, and pinches of Coriander, salt and pepper. Add cilantro and dill. Spiciness is optional.

    Onions go well with kabobs. They are seasoned with salt, pepper, dill and vinegar.

    Happy Cookings