Monday, May 14, 2007

Menu for a Country BBQ (or Cole's Bday Lunch)

For those who are interested, and I believe there actually are a few, here is the menu and a few links to recipes from the Country BBQ lunch we had last weekend for our little boy - Cole.

  • Homemade Lemonade
    WOW - was that tart. Next time, taste and add more sugar!
  • Watermelon Wedges
    Make sure they are cold, best on ice.
  • Quick Pickles - assorted vegetables
    No recipe, looked online at a few recipes and winged it. Good stuff!
  • Pat's Cole Slaw
    Best basic and addictive slaw - ever! 1/3 each, sugar, mayo and vinegar
  • Corn on the Cob
    Basic, boiled and buttered.
  • Creamy Tarragon Potato Salad
    No recipes, only a craving for creamy tarragon dressing.
    It could have used more salt.
    New potatoes, celery, mayonnaise, tarragon, sour cream
  • Baked Maple Beans
    These were cooked over 12 hours. I used navy beans.
    I'd do these again anytime. I trust Bobby Flay's American fare recipes, always hearty, always tasty.
  • Grilled Lemon Chicken
    This was the best grilled chicken I've ever had.
    We used two techniques, brining and basting.
    We found this Chez Panisse brine and decided to try it.
    I wanted an award winning grilled chicken and I found this
    garlicy basting recipe from Oregon. Fabulous, but a bit salty.
    I need to weigh or measure somehow the amount of ice I add to the brine
    in the cooler to make sure the amount is correct according to the recipe.
  • Pat's 4 Bean Salad
    I don't have her recipe - this and the cake were the only things I didn't cook!

There you have it, a feast fit for a crowd of four or forty year olds!


Jen said...

Hey, vickie! I used to work for Linda M in the library about 100 years ago! I still have your scampi festivale recipe that I absolutely love! glad I found your site. I've been cooking a lot more now so now I have a place that I can refer back to! (I still have a kitchen essentials list that you gave to Chris & me.)

Culinary Vixen said...

Hi Jen,
It's great to hear from you. I am glad you found me too! I'm also glad you still have that list. I remember writing it and sometimes I think of it when I read articles about the subject.
I'll send a separate email so we can gossip about old times!

Anonymous said...


We concur that the grilled chicken at the party was outstanding. Thanks for sharing the brining and basting technique and recipes!

J & T R