200 & Counting

July 4, 2008

Whoops! A milestone came and went this week and I didn’t stop to notice. Wednesday’s panzanella was my 200th post! I’m the sentimental type who likes to use opportunities like this for a little reflection. Indulge me? It is a holiday (Happy 4th!), after all. First, some photos of the recipes I’m proudest to have conquered during the last 100 posts: whole wheat pita (sooo cool; you must try it); jam (so easy; who knew?); profiteroles (to finish off a dinner party for 15; yes, you read right: 15); and bagels (again: sooo cool; you must try it):

Okay, enough about me. On to you and this three-day weekend we’ve all just embarked on. I’m sure many of you already have menus planned for the holiday, but for those of you who don’t, let’s play a little choose your own adventure. It works like this: choose one option from each of the next three sets of photos (mains; sides; sweets), all pulled from the archives of the last 100 posts, and you’ve got yourself a BBQ. BYO fireworks.

First, the main dishes, all carnivorous (for the vegetarians, skip down a category!)—sandwiches (steak & blue cheese; brisket & cheddar; turkey meatball; grilled chicken); fun with beer (beer can chicken; beer boiled chicken brats); and grill love (grilled pizza; bourbon-glazed ribs):

(Click “more” for the rest of the categories.)

Next, the sides. If you are finding yourself in “guest of the BBQ” shoes, rather than “host of the BBQ” shoes, might I suggest one of these summery salads—the standards (potato salad; coleslaw); the new favorites (cuke salad; grilled veggie orzo salad) and the colorful (green & yellow bean salad; roasted vegetable panzanella):

Last, but never, never least, the treats. There’s an emphasis on the creamy & frozen here, for obvious reasons: ice cream sandwiches; fro yo; blondies a la mode; ice cream cake:

Voila! You’ve got yourself a BBQ. Enjoy the long weekend!


6 Responses to “200 & Counting”

  1. eggsonsunday Says:

    Congrats on the 200th post, Kristin! What a milestone. Your food is just so *mouthwateringly* good, all of it!!! Beautiful pictures and luscious-looking dishes. I myself am making that orzo salad with feta and roasted vegetables – it’s one of our favorites; I’ve been making a version of Ina’s original recipe for a few years now. Bringing it to a BBQ tomorrow. Happy 4th to you! -Amy

  2. All I can say is, it’s been a great 200! I’m salivating over the dishes you’ve made.

    I’ll be checking them out individually, especially the whole wheat pita, the salads. . .well, most everything actually.

  3. RecipeGirl Says:

    Congrats! What an accomplishment. All of your pic choices are absolutely divine. You have a most delicious blog for sure 🙂

  4. Amy: Thanks! Wow, between guacamole and Ina’s salad — it sounds like you had a delicious weekend.

    js: Thank you!

    RecipeGirl: Thanks!

  5. diane (mom) Says:

    I am so proud of all you have accomplished and have loved this blog to be my newest cookbook. You are so talented and I can’t wait to see what is up next! Congrats. MOM

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