Hi everyone. What I hate the most about this fun event being on Thursday, is that I work on Thursday, and I don't really get to sit down and drool over everyone's posts until I get home. Make sure you head over to Susan's at Between Naps On The Porch to see what I'm talkin' about! There are so many wonderful people who participate in this and it is so inspirational! She is a great hostess, and to think she does all this and works full time too! My gosh! Way to go Susan.
I want to start with what I did last night, so that I could participate tonight. I hit the Farmer's Market! Fresh, locally grown summer produce. It's just the best.
I set it out on the kitchen table to nibble on
and to inspire me for tonight's menu.
The tomatoes are so sweet and the peppers are too.
And the cherries! Nothing says summer better than Cherries.
These are Rainier Cherries. They are just the best.
And the white peaches this year are DIVINE!
So what did I come up with for dinner tonight?
Well, I started out by going back to the market to get some fresh Basil,
some Bing cherries and some apricots.
Picked up a nice fresh free range chicken and
some Yukon Gold potatoes.
Let's start with some fresh fruit and
some tomato, mozzarella and basil salad.
Well, hubby is home now, chicken is on the BBQ
as are the potatoes, peppers and onions.
I guess I need to get serious here!
Pour the wine and . . .
Time to eat!!!!!
Almost forgot! Here is the recipe to the Dirt Cake I shared a few posts ago. The only thing I think I would change, would be to add worms IN the layers of dirt, as well as the outside.
8" flower pot - NEW
1 large pkg Oreo cookies - (purged by the food processor until crumbly and looks like dirt)
4 Tbsp butter - softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
3 1/2 cups milk
2 small pkg. vanilla pudding
12 oz. Cool Whip
1 pkg gummy worms
Cream together butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar. Set aside. Mix milk, pudding and cool whip. Gradually add this to the creamed mixture previously set aside. Mix well. Line flower pot with tin foil. Place 1" of cookie crumb "dirt" in bottom; a layer of filling - another layer of "dirt" and another layer of filling. Place the remaining "dirt" on top and display with the "worms" Add flowers (wrap the stems in saran wrap).
Makes one "cake".
Serve with a toy shovel.