Anyway, we had an end-of-the-summer and whew-we-did-it dinner to celebrate. I didn't realize until afterwards that it was almost completely local. So here's an idea for a wonderful, tasty, end-of-summer dinner. Everything's local except for the marinade ingredients and the sugar.
- Broiled T-bone steak: from our cow and marinated with a homemade marinade (we were going to BBQ, but the BBQ is buried in the garage and we were tired)
- Corn-on-the-cob: local, and served with local butter
- Green beans: local
- Fresh peach ice cream: homemade using local cream, milk, eggs, peaches & non-local sugar (the ice cream maker was buried, too, but I guess we were more motivated to find it!)
I don't mean to be too critical since the dinner was free, they were trying to do it cheap, and the person who organized it is a very nice person who worked very hard, but dinner was too remarkable not to share. It was...
- One small hot dog of dubious origin, barbequed
- White little hot dog bun
- Catsup, mustard and relish (which I skipped since I don't like goop)
- Miniature bag of chips such as Chitos
- Can of soda pop
- Thin little slices of watermelon