So with the temperatures in the lower fifties I was forcing it tonight when I decided to fire up the grill.
First I grilled the romaine lettuce to make this Caesar salad. While I love the flavor and art of grilling over hard wood, on nights like tonight I regret not having purchased a basic gas grill. After working all day the 30-40 minutes it takes to get the grill ready is a bit of a nuisance.
Jen made her famous seasoned burger patties. I think it's a Canadian thing to season your burgers with onions, seasonings, Worchestershire ssauce, and various other ingredients you happen to have lying around. In America it's typical to just put a raw burger patty onto the grill and not even season the exterior. I must be from that mysterious country that lies between the border of Canada and America. It's like Andorra for North America. In this country we liberally season the exterior of the burger, leaving the interior untouched.
I hope my burger country doesn't get invaded.
Jen also made an angel food cake. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the final cake but it bore a striking resemblence the Olympic Saddle Dome. The final product was delicious. We served it up with some champagne mangoes and whipped cream.
And with that summer is upon us. A grey, cold, dreary summer, but all the flavors are there.
At this rate we should be roasting butternut squash again by August.