Sunday Night Dinner: September 11, 2011: A Harvest Moon Cook-Out!

This wasn’t a bread baking week for me, so I was kind of excited to do other things than be in the kitchen. I could garden my neglected yard farm. I could sew. I could write on my novel. I could play my new banjo ukulele in the front yard next to the neglected garden.

What did I do? Spent all day in the kitchen. I made broth, and soup, and pie crust, and deviled eggs. I froze tomatoes and all kinds of things. Sigh- you can’t take this girl out of the kitchen. Heck, I can’t even take me out of the kitchen.

Add to my list of other neglected hobbies, I’ve recently taken a shine to astronomy (in the most laymen’s way) and I read that on the 11th there was going to be a Harvest Moon. This means that the moon is so bright and big that you can bring crops in by its light. I decided a cook-out was necessary (even though I should have been harvesting that last round of lima beans).

John fired up the grill…

And I joined him for a pre-dinner slush happy hour. It’s orange, which is sort of like the moon right?


Veggie dogs and buttered corn (with garlic salt and pepper) went on the grill while the deviled eggs, sugar snap peas and baked potatoes waited inside. It’s like looking at the last bite of summer.

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For dessert, I had been saving a Frosty Malt that I chased down (the ice cream truck that is) a few weeks ago, so keeping with the cook-out theme, we had ice cream truck treats by the light of the moon.



Stephanie’s life in food: What I ate almost every day: August 11th to 31st

Tea- birthday morning


Birthday pancakes


Sautéed veggies and rice


Birthday peach pie and blueberry ice cream


Stuffed mushrooms with vodka sauce pasta


Giant british chocolate bar


Dirt pudding with pie crust worms


Crown room pancake


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Zen salad


Peanuts and pretzel at the ball game


Cauliflower curry and homemade naan


Dad's grilled chicken and mom's mac and cheese


Dad's spaghetti with turkey meatballs and salad


Leong's Springfield Style Cashew Chicken


Breakfast for dinner! Matzo eggs and veggie sausage!


Mom's chocolate cake with whipped cream


Veggie buffalo wings, mac and cheese and peas and carrots


Dark chocolate chip cookie dough on the beater (and the spoon and the bowl)


Dark chocolate chip cookies


Leftover mac and cheese with peanut butter and grape jelly


Blueberry ice cream with Jen's tiny peach tart


Crown room pancake


Guiltless mashed potatoes, sweet and sour carrots and mixed grain casserole


Sweet potato pasta with garlic, butter , sprinkle cheese and maple pecans


Toasted french bread with butter and fried eggs


Butterfinger mini custard concrete


Homemade pizza with pineapple and Vodka dipping sauce (for the bread sticks and the crust)


Nutella toast and tea


Speedy Gonzalez: Spinach Enchilada, bean taco and rice


Veggie burger picnic smorgasbord


Oven broiled cheesy tomato and fresh tomato sauce


Dough balls


Beanball sub with rosemary and garlic fries


Pineapple- cashew- quinoa stir fry