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Impromptu - A little less than a happy high — LiveJournal
Last night marked the season's first outing for Sputnik, and in spite of a bit of panicked scrambling when I learned that we might be nine for dinner, a fire that began to cool just as the meat hit the grate, and a tipped charcoal lighter, we still managed to grill:

  • Summer squash and zucchini medallions
  • Halved spring onions
  • Portabello mushrooms
  • Lamb chops with parsley, shallots, olive oil & lemon
  • Pork chops with a Carolina rub

The meat came from Stillman's Farm, and I continue to be impressed with the quality of the product from our share. The lamb was particularly delicious.

ETA: This will probably be the year I upgrade from the "fun-sized" grill. Sputnik is generally perfect for a quick dinner for two, but it becomes increasingly difficult to manage as diners are added. I'm also limited in my options for banking fire, setting up smoke, etc.

I will certainly get enough use from it.
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inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: March 19th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
wish we hadn't had prior plans, haven't seen you guys in way too long.
komos From: komos Date: March 19th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry for the last minutedness of the thing. Our plans for the evening fell through, and then this spawned from a throwaway comment... with delicious consequences.

faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: March 19th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I concur with the too longness between visits. I shall attempt to rectify this offline. :)
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