Annual visit to friends' cottage - about a 5 hour drive, and we're responsible for dinner for four the first night there.
I'd like to have it mostly prepared before we go - we have coolers to keep things cool on the way - and can assemble/cook/barbecue there.
I'd like to keep things simple and relatively healthy (eating way too much red meat lately!!), but would still like a little "wow" factor so we keep getting invited back!
One limitation: no tomatoes (so sad this time of year, but a health concern for our hosts)