Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Recipes for a Cookout

On Saturday night we had Kevin's parents, brother, sister-in-law and niece over for an easy cookout!

I made the brie dip for an easy appetizer.  This recipe is courtesy of my SIL Emily.  I take the rind off the brie (8 oz) and wrap it in reduced fat crescent roll triangles.  Pam the dish and set the brie in there.  Brush with a bit of butter and cook on 350 for 16 minutes or until crescent rolls are light brown.  When it comes out, put raspberry jelly on it and walnuts.  I served with wheat thins.  

I made The Pioneer Woman Layered Salad.  I made it earlier in the day and put the dressing on last minute.  It was much higher in the bowl when I made it then it kind sunk as it sat in the fridge - next time I'll chop everything ahead of time but not place it in the bowl until last minute.  And I did cut some corners - bought pre-shredded lettuce, didn't do the bacon, used grape tomatoes cut in half and used pre-shredded cheese.  Why not?!  

Two huge bunches of asparagus on the grill with salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Fruit salad.  I might have cheated and just bought this pre-made from Teeter.  Sometimes I think it is even cheaper to do this by the time you buy many different fruits.  Plus, we wanted it to be an easy dinner, not spend all day cutting fruit!

And my cousin's Cab Burgers.  The best!  If you've never made these, you're missing out on life.  Please make them, you'll be glad you did!  I don't serve with tomato and lettuce and we use onion buns per my Cousin Chef Laura's suggestion.  

Easy cookout.  Now the Farmer's Markets need to open so we can have good corn and also tomato slices!

10 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

Those burgers sound good. Yes, the Farmer's Market is still dead. We went out to the one on Yorkmount this past Saturday and the Aisan people aren't even out there right now! ;0

Portuguese Prepster said...

all sounds delicious! especially brie dip!

xx BHB said...

It's 9:47 am and I'm now craving a burger! (And some Napa Valley cabernet, let's be real)

xx BHB said...

It's 9:47 am and I'm now craving a burger! (And some Napa Valley cabernet, let's be real)

Miss Southern Prep said...

That Brie dip sounds delish (and easy)! I'm looking forward to having burgers and corn on the grill this summer!

Sarah O said...

What a spread! I think I need those burgers in my life. They will definitely be on my next cookout list.

Whitney said...

Yum! The Brie deep looks heavenly!! Sunday was a perfect day for a cook-out!

Shauna said...

Those burgers are delicious! I am definitely going to try out that salad!

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

yum that all looks so good!

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

We always grill our asparagus in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper--never thought of adding balsamic, though! Duh...what a no brainer!

Checking out the burger recipe now!