The grill is the perfect vehicle to recreate family favorites. In the summer, we find every excuse to grill our proteins. Mexican dinner quickly becomes fajitas from the grill. Greek dinner is grilled lamb with a fresh vegetable salad and tzatziki. Further than just proteins, even fruit can become a summery grilled item. Cobbler becomes grilled nectarine shortcakes.
We made these shortcakes with leftover biscuits from a fried chicken and corn night. No one in my family loves super sweet desserts, so the biscuits were the perfect touch. With a savory biscuit, a slightly sweetened whipped cream, and the grilled nectarines slices, these shortcakes were close to perfect.
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I’m fully adjusted back to life in America. Unfortunately.
Paris feels like a distant memory, but I like to believe that I can still taste those daily croissants and glasses of wine. (Can’t wait to turn 21…in 2014.)
I’ve started my summer internship and my time has completely escaped from my grasp. When I’m not at work, I’m lying on my couch trying to resist looking at a computer screen for one more second. It’s kind of a nice change; instead of being glued to the bores of Facebook, I’m talking to my grandma about times past, looking through old photographs with my siblings, and reading a great book for food lovers and New Yorkers alike, 97 Orchard Street: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement.
I’ve also been meeting up with old friends to catch up after my 5 months abroad. It’s so great when you can sit down with a friend and truly pick up right where you left off.
To meet up with my friends for dinner, I’ve been making reservations through a site my friend showed me, Savored (sponsored by Groupon). It’s a reservation service that allows you to browse restaurants in your area by price, category of cuisine, and neighborhood.
What sets it apart from other websites? All of the sites on Savored offer a discount (in my experience somewhere between 10-30% depending on the time of your meal) off the total bill including drinks. Not bad, huh? It’s available in many larger American cities and well worth the one extra email in your inbox.