Monday, May 16, 2016

Weekend Things

We had a fabulously, fun weekend, with a lot of great eats.

One of our dinners was fried chicken with bourbon, bacon coleslaw, and a Mediterranean potato salad.

Bourbon Bacon Coleslaw
(Original source: Food Network Magazine)

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1-2 T bourbon
Juice of 1 lime
2 T brown sugar
1 T dijon mustard
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
1 small-medium head of red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
8 slices of bacon, cooked until crisp, chopped

Mix the mayo, bourbon, lime, brown sugar, dijon, and spices in a bowl.  Pour the dressing over the cabbage and toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or so (up to 6).  Just before serving, stir in the bacon.

What a great meal!

We did a lot of snacking this weekend ...

And made southern eggs benedict for breakfast:

Such a satisfying way to start the day!

There was a strobe-light dance party for two, and our first fire of 2016:

First hotdog of the year too!


We had been craving char-grilled oysters since our trip to New Orleans, so we decided to make some at home.  We picked up massive oysters from Pacific Fresh Fish:

We sprinkled Parmesan cheese on them, and put them on the grill until the cheese was bubbling.  Then we topped them with a garlic, green-onion butter, and cooked them a few minutes more.

We had them as an appetizer, with escargot:

And then we enjoyed bacon-wrapped scallops with portobello mushrooms, a tomato/avocado salad, and corn:

And if that wasn't enough for a weekend of good eats, on Sunday we went to a low-key family BBQ.  Leah and Riley cooked up burgers, fries, and corn, and made pasta salad and pico de gallo for the side.  It was nice to catch up with them, and steal some snuggles from our nine (nine!?) year old nephew Giovanni.  He's growing up too quickly!

Dessert was angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream, but I forgot to snap a photo.

We have a short work-week this week, and then a little getaway!

How was your weekend?  What did you do?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum, all of your meals look delicious! It's great that you have access to fresh seafood, like Oysters. I know not all cities have great access to seafood but I'm glad you guys do. I've never made oysters - shucking them intimidates me after watching chefs do it (and struggle at it) on shows like Top Chef!

Our weekend was pretty quiet since I was still recovering from surgery. We had some delicious take-out BBQ on Friday night!