Labor Day- What are you making?
What is your special menu or dishes for the holiday? I need inspiration. I am very ready to tell Summer 2019 goodbye; I would like a menu to honor late summer foods while saying hello to fall. (if that makes any sense...:)
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But if/as you want to do both, one fun idea might be a buffet with two ways of treating the same ingredient, one to reflect summer, the other to reflect fall.
Haven't thought this out completely but the summer versions would highlight produce in raw or lightly cooked (corn on the cob, tomato salad, peach cobbler) and the fall ones would have deeper flavors and more cooking (corn chowder or succotash, ratatouille or pasta in fresh tomato sauce, peach chutney on good cheddar).
For the proteins, maybe do steamed or grilled fish for summer, and an assortment of cured meats for the fall-oriented dishes.
To go with , I am serving these cukes: https://food52.com/recipes/21383-cucumber-and-fennel-salad-with-a-chinese-vinaigrette
As well as this salsa:https://food52.com/recipes/17876-hot-and-sweet-salsa-with-tomato-avocado-and-melon
For dessert, I will make either Amanda's peach tart with plums, or peaches, or both.