Starting Off the Summer in Style

As you all know, we love our deck, and eat out there as much as we possibly can. Yesterday, we had a quick, impromptu dinner with Priscilla and Jonathan to start off our summer season. All of the dishes I made, you’ve seen before, but it was a fun, delicious way to start off the summer season. Steaks were seared to perfection, there was plenty of good wine and great friends. Great friends are the best gift of all.

I seared my steaks in my new favorite way to eat steaks, the way I learned from America’s Test Kitchen. Steak Seared to Perfection For side dishes, I made a roasted pepper and mushroom salad with a rosemary vinaigrette Roasted Pepper and Mushroom Salad with Rosemary Vinaigrette and roasted potato wedges. I topped the steaks with pesto and served it all with a Grenache-Syrah red blend, that we actually made and bottled a couple of years ago. It was a perfect start of summer meal.

Priscilla made a light Argentine cake roll, but of course, silly me, I forgot to take pictures of that.

We started of our summer season in style. There will many more such meals ahead. Stay tune. Don’t touch that dial. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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