We woke up to a beautiful day today. It's sunny, and gorgeous right now but going to be hot later; they're predicting a high of 94. (So much for last week, when it was autumn.) It's a great day for a cookout, though! People will be potlucking drinks and/or side dishes, but here's what we're making. I made the cherry-chipotle BBQ sauce myself a little over a week ago and it's delicious, so I'm looking forward to using it.
Chicken Grilled in Cherry-Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Vegetarian "Chicken" Skewers with BBQ Sauce
Grilled Baby Eggplants & Sweet Onions
Spicy Balsamic Bean & Corn Dip
Keith's Semi-Famous Guacamole
Fried Green Tomatoes (from the garden!)
Tomato Salad (also from the garden!)
Apple-Kohlrabi Slaw (Kohlslaw?)
Fresh-Picked White Grapes
Now that I look at all that, I wonder that maybe we're overdoing it.
...Nah. Too much at a cookout? Ain't no such thing.
If you can't be here, try this recipe for kohlslaw. If you can't find kohlrabi, try jicama or throw in another apple.
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cabbage, coarsely shredded
2 apples, cored and shredded
3 carrots, shredded
2 kohlrabi, peeled and shredded
1 small onion, minced
Mix up the dressing in a small bowl and the veggies in a bigger bowl. Pour the dressing over the veggies and combine. Chill for a couple hours until ready to serve.