Appetizer: Teresa - Bruschetta with Roasted Plum Tomatoes, Rosemary and Prosciutto
This was one of the best appetizers I have ever had! The flavors blended together perfectly plus it looked very elegant.
Salad: Mary - Summer Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts
This was a nice, hearty salad and the walnuts made it very delicious. If the dressing is too tangy for your tastes, add a little sugar or honey.
Bread: Janet - Cheesy Beer Bread
YUM! This was excellent straight from the oven with a little butter.
Cheesy Beer Bread
2 cups self rising flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ tsp salt
¼ cup sugar
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
12 ounces beer
¼ cup melted butter
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 ½ tsp dried mustard
Parsley flakes for presentation
Sift together dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar). Stir in grated cheese and coat well with flour. Mix in beer until loose and sticky. Place dough ball in the center of a greased pan (a loaf pan works well). Pour melted butter on top. Spring garlic powder, onion powder and dried mustard on top. Sprinkle parsley flakes for a nice presentation. Bake for one hour at 375 degrees. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
Side: Tonya - Creamy Polenta with Fresh Corn
I have never had polenta like this and it was delicious. Very creamy and with the fresh corn it tasted very fresh.
Main Dish: Angie - Grilled Mustard Chicken
I enjoyed the flavor and it was simple to prepare.
Dessert: Carol - Peach Ice Cream Pie
This was so very good. You can use store bought ice cream for a more simple preparation. Carol suggests using another tablespoon of butter to keep the crust together.