On Saturday Cindy and I threw a lady picnic party in my backyard. You see, last summer my parents visited and we painted my picnic table Mint Majesty. It’s been begging for a party ever since.
We planned the menu months ago! We agree that cheese and crackers are always necessary (and caper berries!). In order to make the cheese a bit more ladylike we dressed it up like cake. I’m now officially crazy about gorgonzola, honey, and walnuts. I knew I would be though!
We knew we needed a or two salad and went with a strawberry, goat cheese, and almond salad. Goat cheese rolled in ground pistachios looks pretty fly and it’s super tasty. We also bought dainty potatoes and tossed them with capers, shallots, chives, and a champagne vinaigrette for a French potato salad (like this one).
And see that teeny pitcher up there? It’s full of blackberry puree. We poured a little bit of that into the bottom of each champagne glass before pouring bubbly.
Cucumber water makes water feel special, you know? And you know what makes me feel special? Pork tenderloin with a peach jalapeño salsa. Cindy has mad skills. She seared and cooked it to perfection, and spicy peaches are just perfect.
Have you guys tried Cindy’s raspberry rose lemonade? Well, I totally recommend it. We made a double batch and mixed it with vodka. We even tossed in a vanilla bean and extra raspberries with the syrup. It’s ended up the best color ever.
We ended the night talk of Mad Men and cake as the sun went down.