TND – So Summer Happened

September 16, 2014

summer produce

So summer happened, and I apparently decided to take a hiatus from posting about Dinner.  This wasn’t so much a deliberately planned hiatus, so much as something that just happened.  We still had Dinner every week, I just didn’t write about it.  So, here’s a round-up of what we ate this summer in between engaging in such cultural activities as attending Shakespeare on the Common’s performance of Twelfth Night (or What You Will), sampling a variety of spirits at a local distillery, and going to a variety of summer movies.

Dinner – July 1st . . . . In Which I Pretend Dinner is a Fancy Picnic

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Apple Stuffed Pork Loin
Potatoes with Arugula Pistachio Pesto
Spring Salad with Basil-Mint-Orange Vinaigrette

Dinner – July 8th . . . . In Which I Complain About Blenders

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Strawberry Gazpacho
Onion Ricotta Frittata
Cornmeal Scones
Spicy Tomato Jam

Dinner – July 15th . . . . Summer Birthday Dinner or How to Work a Theme

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Basil Scented Sangria

Barbacoa Beef Tacos
– Tomatillo Salsa Verde
– Spicy Barbacoa Sauce
– Smashed Avocados
– Quick Pickled Onions
– Cojita

Mango Slaw
Chopped Salad with Mexican Green Goddess Dressing

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots
Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes with Dulce De Leche Sauce

Dinner – July 22nd . . . . Having My Cake and Eating it Too

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Sabich Sandwich
– roasted eggplant
– sliced tomatoes & cucumber
– tahini sauce
– hummus
– hard boiled eggs

Dried Fruit Medley

Dinner – July 29th . . . . Are You Going to Scarborough Fair?

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Buttermilk Roasted Chicken
Corn Chowder Potato Salad
Tomatoes with Balsamic Drizzle & Basil

Dinner – August 5th . . . . Did You Know Canned Creamed Corn is Vegan?

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Ginger-Maple Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
Coconut Creamed Corn with Coconut ‘Bacon’
Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Dinner – August 12th . . . . Eek!  Where Did Summer Go?
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Ham Biscuits
Devilled Eggs
Tomatoes with Mozzarella
Beet & Nectarine Terrine
Radishes/Watermelon Pickles

Dinner – August 19th . . . . A Variation on a Classic

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Late Summer Tomato Soup
(baked) Mozzarella Sticks
Braised Garlic Bread

Dinner – August 26th . . . . No Dinner due to Absconsion to Portland


Dinner – September 2nd . . . . A Return to Normalcy
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Cherry BBQ Sauce Baked Chicken
Peach Slaw
Corn on the Cob
Sliced Tomatoes


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