Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Lovely - If you like the weather
One can grouse about living in Chicago. However, if extreme happens to be your style, this is where it's at. Last week it was 45 F degrees, torrential rains over the weekend, and now it's 90 F degrees. I can't figure out, on a daily basis, whether to wear shorts and sandals or heavy sweaters. For protection from the sun I wear a wide-brimmed hat. For protection from my grill, I wear an apron. This is also good for making my guests comfortable, since none of them look as ridiculous as I do wearing the apron and hat. Grilling pita bread was not as easy as I had guessed, but the main event - and relatively easy - cheeseburgers, bratwurst and hotdogs fit well with charades, beer, wine, and dry cider. Strawberry and poppyseed mixed greens, and papaya and yummy potato salad rounded out the menu.
Posted by Andrew Oleksiuk