Bucheron cheese & rosemary crostini
OK, I know this is just cheese and crackers. But I needed something good to keep us satisfied while I put everything together. Bucheron is a great cheese to try if you haven't had it before. It's a goat cheese with a gooey outer ring. Tangy and creamy. Good stuff.
Charcoal Grilled Pork Chops, Yellow & Orange bell pepper agrodolche, Chile-corn Custard, Fresh Massachusetts green beans
I initially wanted to stay away from the grill for this meal (since that was what Jeanne and everyone else would expect). But time was short aaaaand.....I have a new grill! Just purchased the Weber 26.75" One Touch Gold Kettle....very nice! I paired this with a grilled yellow and orange bell pepper agrodolce. I had done an agrodolche on a prior Friday night meal and it was great. Peppers in a sweet/sour vinegar sauce. Perfect summer grilled main dish! I paired it with some local fresh green beans and chile-corn custard, a recipe that I found on bonappetit.com. This was a great find. I used fresh local corn that I roasted on the new grill then added to the recipe. This may have been our favorite part of the meal. Cheesy, creamy, corn-ey, summer-y!
Summer berries & cream
Again, I must admit I took the easy way out here. But it was high quality, summer on a plate! Fresh rasberries and blueberries mascerated with turbinado sugar and orange liquor, served with fresh vanilla whipped cream.