Hi, Friends! This past weekend our friend, Kendall, and her husband, Albert, had my sister and I and other friends over for a cookout. They're planning excursions for a Mexican cruise they're taking in October. That will be a lot of fun for them!
Kendall's son, Daniel, made some beautiful chicken and steak kabobs and I didn't get a picture of them or of the table before we ate. I could really kick myself for that! The kabobs had juicy pieces of chicken breast and beef, along with beautiful red, yellow and green peppers and onions! Those are some of my favorite things!
Here's a bowtie salad that is adapted from a recipe we did in school. This was so good, and even enjoyed by my picky eater friend, Kendall! The salad was a great accompaniment to the requested "Best Baked Beans Ever" dish that has already been on the blog twice, and it is a perfect side for a Summer cookout. Or tailgate party. Or holiday party. Yum!
Click on the picture for the recipe!
Here's something I did for myself because I had an abundance of Vidalia onions....Voila (also known as "wa-lah" in redneck country!), French for "look here, caramelized onions!" This dish is beautiful in all the stages of cooking, especially after sampling the white wine used to deglaze the pan! Delicious!
We ended the day by doing a little shopping. We were in Canton with a gazillion places to shop and my sister, Janise, and friend, Fay, found some cute things for their cruise at Belk's. I found a very inexpensive bathing suit at Ross, for a beach trip. It was a miracle!
Earlier in the day on the road to Canton we stopped at Georgia National Cemetery. Our friend June Reyes' grave is there. June lost a battle with cancer last year, and he is missed greatly. The cemetery is beautiful and just leaves you in awe of all the men and women that have served our country and have passed on before us. We enjoy a lot of freedoms that we take for granted because of the sacrifices of these servicemen and women.
This week I'll be helping open a new brick and mortar restaurant in town that evolved from a Cajun food truck! The food is delicious, the people are great, and I'm looking forward to being a part of it. I am about to leave my life of retired leisure behind, well, at least part-time!
Until next time, Friends,
Dished With Love, Denise
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