We had a great lunch with Mom and Dad today to celebrate Mother's Day! Levi is in Charleston and will be back next weekend when we do what Mom asked for her present - cleaning out the house of our childhood stuff! That should be interesting.
So, onto the menu. We had...
The only change I made was to add a perforated lime on top of the beer can. This added some acid and more juice to go into the chicken. So tender!!
Everything else was served warm so I wanted a cold dish. This was really good and easy. I didn't have apple cider vinegar so I used 1 part white wine vinegar and 1 part apple cider instead.
These were a-maz-ing! Mom doesn't like crunchy green beans so I did boil them ahead of time. I used pancetta instead of bacon and cooked them on the grill so I didn't have to cook the pancetta at all before then. Next time I make them for us, I will probably not cook the beans or bacon first and just saute them in the pan all wrapped up. I like crunchy green beans!!
I was really proud of this! I made bread with the spent grains from Brad's home brew. Recipe and details in the next post...
Yummy plate. We grilled some corn too. I peeled back the husk, removed the silk, rubbed each ear with butter, S&P and pulled the husk back up. Just grill, turning once or twice, until the kernels are soft. Mmmm.
For the beverage, Mom requested Brad's world-famous Shingleritas. :)
No recipe for this one; just use lots of tequila, a little mix and some sort of orange flavoring. Ha.
And, the ever-popular Four-layer Chocolate Delight was served for dessert. I have never cooked the pudding with the milk, just mix it together and let sit for a while to set. I also don't refrigerate between layers but do overnight once I am done.
Love this stuff! Better than Robert Redford is very similar.
So, Brad went to his Mom's grave this morning and some *&% had stolen the flowers we put out earlier this year. I mean seriously?!? Who does that??? Apparently it used to happen a lot before Granny left a note saying "God is watching you." Guess we need to put out another one. Argh...
Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!!