If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you know I have a thing for food. I like it. I like food a lot. I like making it, I like growing it, I like eating it. Which may seem like a normal thing, but there are people around who don’t really seem to care about food.
One of my sisters loves food and cooking food, the other one could probably be fed liquids through a feeding tube for the rest of her life and see it as a convenient and all around practical solution.
Around this house, with the change of seasons comes a change of food. Partly from eating locally and what’s fresh and available and partly because … um … helloooo …. potato salad MEANS summertime.
Potato salad means summer, Chili con Carne means winter.
So now that the garden is planted, the backyard is finally cleaned up and I have a new patio set courtesy of Ikea (not as in courtesy they gave it to me, as in I bought it there) this weekend I’m going to make my ultimate summer meal. Potato Salad, cheeseburgers, grilled vegetables and maybe even some cole slaw. Maybe. No onion rings. I realize there’s onion rings in the picture, but that’s from a winter time hamburger dinner. Duh. Onion rings are winter, potato salad is summer.
To me, that’s the ultimate summer meal. The meal I dream of all winter long. I know I can make it in the winter, and sometimes I even do. But BBQing a hamburger just isn’t the same in a parka when it takes the BBQ an hour to heat up.
There are other classic summertime options around here like a cold steak salad, or day long smoked ribs with baked potatoes and corn on the cob but nothing says summer to me like potato salad and hamburgers.
So now I throw the question to you … what is your ultimate summertime meal?
The best answer wins a BBQ. No they don’t. But they will get an acknowledging nod from me, sitting here at my computer.
Have a great weekend!