Friday, September 25, 2009

Dinner Al Fresco

We had friends over recently and I shared a few prizes from my beet stash. The weather was warm, mostly bug-free and the kids were happy to allow us a bit more than usual of adult-only time on the back patio. Mmmm, savoring one of the last nights of summer in Minnesota with friends.

The menu:
  • Spinach salad with beets, pecans, goat cheese, red onions and Cafe Brenda's maple mustard vinagarette.
  • A fresh baked boule from Artisan Bread in Five
  • Herb-Rubbed Flank Steak with Peperonata from Bon Appetit (Aug. 2007) (Try it! Here's what they say-- Why you'll make it: Because it's special enough for company but easy enough to pull off any night of the week.)
  • Mashed Yukon gold and sweet potatoes
  • Flan


Mountain Sketch said...

Oooo. . . I wish I was at your table : )

nicola said...

i think you and i might have a lot in common. all those things you do during your day, in your urban, wanna-farm environment? me too! oh, and i love beets, especially in salad!
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marie said...

I am so glad that I am not the only person always wanting to take pictures of food. Your pictures are much better than mine, though. And that dinner looks amazing.