Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:Grill work tonight: jumbo shrimp, marinated in pesto, skewered, and grilled. I also prepped half a chicken and two ribeye steaks (...while the coals are hot I might as well make several dinners).
Jenise wrote:Block party/drive-in movie? How does this work? And are we invited?
Mike Filigenzi wrote:Jenise wrote:Block party/drive-in movie? How does this work? And are we invited?
On Memorial Day and (as of today) Labor Day, we do the block party thing, where we block off the street from traffic. It starts around 5 PM, with tables and grills coming out. Everyone brings food, beer, wine, etc., and we sit around each others' yards and eat and drink. The food is not wildly creative but appropriate for the occasion, and the people here are pretty good cooks. There's a bouncy house in our front yard for the little ones and plenty of other stuff to keep them busy. My next door neighbor is both a DA and a DJ, so he has a nice sound system to keep the music going. When it gets dark, he sets up a DVD projector that's pointed at a white tarp stretched between two trees and we watch a movie. So far, we've seen Grease, Mama Mia (not my favorite), and Ghostbusters. Everyone sets up chairs in the yard across from the screen and we pass popcorn and movie candy around. It's a blast.
And yes. Anyone here is most definitely invited for the Sunday of next Memorial Day weekend.
Robin Garr wrote:A farmers' market dinner, a simple ragout of fresh lima beans and tiny, pea-size Brussels sprouts braised with onions and garlic in Parma butter and a bit of tomato paste until the limas were tender and plump, finished with a small scoop of crème fraîche.
Jenise wrote:I have never seen baby Brussels sprouts like that. Must be utterly fantastic.
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