Well, we had a fun bash last Sunday. The family got together over at Jon and Ryan’s house for a late Father’s Day BBQ. And we did what we do best, prepare and eat far too much food. Jon made burgers and guacamole (best.guac.EVER.), Ryan prepared a summer fruit galette (excellent crust), Mom and Dad brought potato salad and baked beans, and I brought cole slaw and corn.

Jon had asked for a peanutty cole slaw, so I replaced the four tablespoons (two fluid ounces) of yogurt with a tablespoon or two of prepared peanut sauce. Yeah, I could have made it myself, but I had the bottle. Plus, when I make it, the results aren’t always consistent. I also scattered some unsalted, roasted peanuts over top of the dish (thanks to Rob for giving me those).

Went out to Sue’s Indian Cuisine on Monday night. One of my neighbors had been making curry earlier, and I was totally craving it. I got Paneer Tikka Masala, yum! So damn good. When I went to Trader Joe’s yesterday, I was still feeling the Indian, so I bought a box of TastyBite Palak Paneer. I’ve heard good things about the TastyBite foods.

I’d like to, if I may, give a shoutout to The Grub Report, a website run by Television Without Pity recapper Keckler. Give it a read. It’s good times. And my email to her got mentioned! I wrote to ask her the Nero Wolfe way to prepare corn. And then I didn’t do it, because a 525 or 550 degree oven on for about forty minutes in a non-air-conditioned house was not my idea of fun. So I did it the Cook’s Illustrated grilled way, which I can’t post right now since I’m not on Jon or Ryan’s computers. (They have the online subscription, you see.) But I will have to try it that way. And soon. Sounds like I’m going to have to make another trip to Sigona’s. Whee!

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