Life is Peachy in August – continuing the tradition of our monthly dinner party!
For a while I was stuck on having a BBQ type menu – or at least a take on American BBQ. I even found barbecue napkins that were super cute so I figured it must be a sign.
But after our trip to San Francisco last month, we kept thinking about the peaches we bought and ate from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. They were so sweet, and of course in season too. So we thought we would take a similar approach as our April’s Ode to Lemon and pick one ingredient – peaches – and incorporate it throughout the meal. It ended up working out great!
The menu really complemented the summer month of August:
- Peach Bellini
- Tomato and Peach Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions
- Grilled Chicken with Pretty Peach Sauce
- Black Forbidden Rice with Peaches and Snap Peas
- Grilled Peach Slaw with Pecans
- Individual Toffee, Pecan, and Peach Crisps
I also like the fact that we diversified our recipe sources for this month.
We subscribe to Cooking Light magazine and have had really good luck with their recipes. At least one of their recipes is included in our lineup. But every recipe in this month’s theme is from a different source, and it all came together really nicely.
The only things I didn’t care for was the Peach Bellini and the beer. The Bellini wasn’t sweet enough (a little simple syrup would do it some good) and the peach beer tasted more like peach juice.
But the salad, rice, and dessert totally made up for the drinks being so-so! All in all, another successful dinner!