Our extended family celebrated together last week, so we planned a “small” feast at home. The temperature outside today was just about as perfect as it can ever be, and the sun shone! Steak on the grill (by Mark), it was!
We made the lemonade using this recipe for Vintage Lemonade we found on AllRecipes. First, the lemon peels are “marinated” in sugar, to pull the oils out…
Then, without stirring, boiling water is added. Apparently, stirring the peels pulls the bitterness out of the rind.
Then, the lemon-peel water is added to the juice from the lemons, and a bold lemonade is born.
I fixed a recipe of my new favorite Rice Pilaf, adding mushrooms, this time, and replacing cayenne with garlic. It was sooo good! Next time, I may try it without the saffron, for a change.
We steamed some fresh broccoli
Fixed a green salad with carrots.
And Pickled Eggs!
Actually, I am the only pickled egg eater in our house. I only fixed 1/2 dozen this year, but it was still too many.
We ate homemade oatmeal bread and applesauce, as well.
Sean’s favorite part of dinner was the steak. Mark’s favorite was lemonade. My favorite was the rice pilaf!