A Grill To Remember…
If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t heard from me for the past week, it’s because we took a Road Trip to spend some much-loved quality time with our entire family in Indy! Those times happen much less often than we would like…so since I’ve been away from my computer and my kitchen please allow me to share a very special summer memory from several years ago.
This dinner memory is very dear to my heart since one of the four diners is no longer with us. It was a magical evening, and I will always remember the joy I felt as I prepared this meal for four strangers who quickly became our friends.
(RIP Dear Rita…and God Bless!)
Earlier this year, I donated Dinner for Four at the annual Gala event held at our church, and last Saturday night I cooked for the two couples who purchased it. And judging from the empty plates, I’m thinking all four courses were a success.
Originally I was offering this dinner as a cooking class, but when I got some background information on David and Rita, and Doug and Julie…I realized I would be preaching to the choir in that regard. In fact, David and Rita donated a homemade pie per month at the church Gala…and those pies brought in HUGE donations, so I was feeling quite intimidated as I planned MY dinner to share with them.
One type of cooking was rather foreign to the couples, so they asked me to teach them how to make pizza on the grill. So I decided to take that grilling lesson a few steps further and I created a menu that utilized the grill on several other courses of the meal as well.
The menu…and the recipes below…