BBQ’in in Brooklyn!

15 Aug

This weekend was so much fun – Jason and I hosted a backyard BBQ with our friends on Saturday, sort of a farewell NYC party. We had so much fun with our friends and couldn’t have had better weather for an outdoor party.

The bbq menu consisted of beef sliders topped with a choice of cheddar or blue cheese, caramelized red onions and sauteed shitake and portabello mushrooms. I made two salads, one being a watermelon and tomato salad with scallions, basil, ricotta salata and a red wine vinaigrette. The second salad was made with cherries, cucumber, cilantro and a white wine vinaigrette. Both salads were so refreshing and flavorful. I made one of my favorite summer side dishes, deviled eggs; roasted potatoes with rosemary and hummus with Pretzel Crisps. We had beer, wine and mojitos to wash it all down! Keep an eye out for these recipes soon!

Here's the spread for the afternoon

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Ricotta Salata and Scallions - perfect with fresh produce from the farmer's market.

Deviled eggs with paprika!

I roasted red and yellow potatoes with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary from my garden.

This was the easiest salad, a recipe I got from Food & Wine magazine.

Lou and Chris in our kitchen (look at that tiny stove!)

Emily moderated a game of "Mafia" in the backyard.

Everyone is accusing someone during Mafia (I think it was Brian)!

I had a blast and enjoyed a Sam Adams Summer Brew!

Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend as much as we did!

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6 Responses to “BBQ’in in Brooklyn!”

  1. Tim Palin August 15, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    Hi Sweets,

    So sorry to miss your party. Alas, Mobius called!

    Hope you had a blast. You look wonderful!

    • lizbruno August 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

      Hope Mobius was a hit! 🙂

  2. Lou K. August 16, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    We had a fantastic time! While we’re sad to be losing you ta Boston, we’re looking forward to visiting!

  3. Lou August 16, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    Enjoy your last week of school. The spread looks delicious…!! Looking forward to you guys coming home…!!

  4. Brill August 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    Wait, I missed the deviled eggs??! That’s it, you must stay in NYC to make me some.

    • lizbruno August 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

      Brill – I will make you deviled eggs anytime. How about next week sometime? We still need to come see your new place… that seems like a good reason!

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