Grilling over Labor Day

Because I am an over-zealous, force to be reckoned with of a woman, I convinced my friend from Jake the Foodie to host a labor day cookout just so I could use his grill. Jake says this isn’t entirely accurate; there may be some hyperbole involved… Either way, I’m fortunate enough to have a friend that is extremely forgiving and has chosen to overlook my horrendous social faux-pas (they really aren’t that rare). So, on Sunday I packed up almost everything in my kitchen and went to his house to cook.

I have to apologize for the lack of pictures, but I was thoroughly distracted for the entire day. We did, however, have a wonderful BBQ. Here’s the menu:

German Potato Salad (UPDATE: Potato Salad Recipe)

BBQ chicken, with homemade BBQ sauce (I will eventually give you my BBQ recipe; but as it’s different every time, give me a few months to get the recipe right first)

Aidell’s chicken and apple sausages with beer-carmelized onions

Grilled corn and peppers

Rice (haha, of course, my fiancee couldn’t go a single day without rice)

Matcha cheese cake (Jake’s creation, check out the post here.)

Brownies (I’ll post about these eventually, I’m sure… possibly next time I bake them)

Peach Cobbler with Ginger (UPDATE: Pie recipe)

We also consumed large amounts of Sake provided by yours truly, and Corona. The Sake was Kuromatsu Hakushika Junmai Ginjo, which is a 900 ML carton you can buy at H mart. Yes, it comes in a carton like milk, but I promise you it’s high quality sake. Everyone said it smells like iced cupcakes, nomms.

Essentially the day was a fantastic fete of eating, drinking, and playing cards against humanity in the greatest of company for 5+ hours. It was an absolute blast, and I hope all of you enjoyed your holiday weekend as much as I did!

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