Here in Minnesota, the summers are short, but beautiful and comfortable. We try to squeeze in as many cookouts, outdoor activities, and casual entertaining opportunities as we can before the leaves start to fall. Last week, we had a casual cookout with burgers, beans, and these beauties.
The crudite platter, which doesn’t exactly resemble the one in The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, but isn’t it gorgeous?
Those are purple carrots from our CSA. They are a deep red/purple on the outside, and light orange on the inside. My 3-year-old thinks this is hilarious.
We also made the tarragon potato salad from Barefoot Contessa: How Easy is That?
The best part about this cookout is that we got to spend some time with wonderful friends, whose family includes a few hungry teenage boys. I love feeding hungry kids!