We were just having a small barbecue but I got kind of inspired this weekend after a few months of cooking malaise. I hit the farmer's market and got a bunch of stuff on Sunday.
Sunday night we just wanted a simple supper before the barbecue, so I made Nigella Lawson's lemon linguini and added some shrimp for protein. It was delicious, and a big hit with my boyfriend who usually doesn't like pronounced lemon flavors.
For the barbecue, I made jalapeno/lime/tequila butter for the steaks we grilled;
Panzanella (Tuscan bread salad), beet/apple/roquefort/walnut salad and potato salad. My son doesn't like fancy viniagrette potato salad, while I don't like mushy mayonaisy boring middle american potato salad. I compromised with a dressing made from olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, buttermilk and low-fat mayo. A big hit with everyone!
Dessert was homemade apricot/buttermilk ice cream, yum!
What did you make?