Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Better Late than Never, daikon, peas

Yes, it's been a while..sometimes I seem to fall behind and then have trouble catching up.  So perhaps a quick overview..was going to have help at Christmas putting up decorations but lovely lady who helps was in an accident and couldn't.  So...never got that done..then decided that if I was to travel again had better try to do something on with a friend whom I had met on a Vietnam-Cambodia trip and later traveled to China's Silk Road area.  We signed on for two, big ship to South Pacific and one riverboat to Ukraine.  My favorite was smaller boat to Ukraine..wonderful time..great food, not touristy..

So enough with the issues..Marie and I had our yearly cook out this past weekend.  I started with the ribs a couple days before with the rub and then cooked them low..250...for about four hours..then before the party, pulled from fridge and again for two hours..then on grill for about 20 minutes with sauce.  We also had beef tenderloins that had been marinated for 24 hours, cooked off the night before and sliced that morning served with a blue cheese sauce and also a horseradish sauce.  Hot dogs for kids..chorizo and kielbasa and a few grilled veg rounded out the grill work.  I had also made a green pea salad: dice and slice cucumber, radish, baby peas, edamame, and some sugar snaps, vinaigrette.

Potato Salad: potato (russet or gold), onion, celery, salt, pepper, mayo, a little yellow mustard, hard boiled egg, and a little celery seed.

Of course we had rain as we have had for the past two weeks..and on schedule for the next week.  The s'mores will have to wait until fall as no way to do them this time.

One of the guests brought daikon battons and a dip although not many used to that 'radish'.  Luckily there were some left and I turned that into the Daikon au Gratin.  Google that...the last time I had a large daikon that I was using for the daikon and carrot 'salad'/relish..I used leftover of both veg to make au gratin..terrific!

Will have to go to the other blogs I have and get caught up and try to stay a little better caught up..I hate to bake...and another...will get back with more soon

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