Sunday, August 13, 2017

Refreshing Cooking Club

Nancy hosted a poolside cooking club today! The theme was "Refreshing." Summer got us off to a cool start with watermelon margaritas. Cheers!

At first glance, this might not look like the most refreshing choice of dish. However, Valerie was supposed to bring these brie-stuffed soft pretzels (with honey mustard dipping sauce!) to the beer pairing cooking club last month, but she ended up having out-of-town guests that night and sadly had to cancel. So, to all of us that had been drooling over the prospect of eating them, it was very refreshing to finally get them in our mouths. These were AMAZING. Probably going down as one of my favorite cooking club dishes of all time. Funny how they often involve bread and cheese...

Yumi made a chilled couscous salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and pine nuts. MMM!

I made a grilled shrimp salad with raspberries, hearts of palm and avocado. The shrimp had a raspberry vinegar marinade. This salad was delicious!

Nancy made a watermelon tajin fruit salad. So refreshing!

Emily made a chilled cucumber and feta soup with dill. Plus avocado toast on the side. YUM.

Gabby was really into the avocado!

I mean, I get it. Avocado is gooooood.

Summer ended the feast with refreshing watermelon sorbet.

Add just a splash of vodka and you have a refreshing float!

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