SUCH A HOT DAY! MUST HAVE SUMMER DISHES!
Appetizer: Annie’s Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips. OMG! So unbelievably good! You guys have to make this appetizer/dessert. Hell, you don’t even have to make the salsa if you don’t want to, the cinnamon chips are amazing by itself! It is a PERFECT summertime dish! I used Fuji apples and raspberry preserves. Reviews said that you can cut the sugar in half if you want, I may do that next time, just to cut some calories. It does come out very juicy, so be careful of that.
Entree: Chili Rubbed Pork Chops with Corn Salsa. Grilled meats and corn, perfect for any summer day. The pork chops were full of flavor and tender, the juices smooshed out when you cut into it. And when you mix in the corn salsa, MWAH! That is one delicious pork chop. Oh, by the way, you can eat the corn salsa on its own too.
Side Dishes: Bacon and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Busted Bruschetta Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing. You really cannot go wrong with bacon and cheddar in mashed potatoes. I have nothing negative to say about that. It was a good mashed potato recipe. Regarding the Bruschetta Salad: “That is one tasty, weird little salad.” – Bob. That pretty much sums that dish up. Way to go Bob.
Dessert: Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting. “Put the lime in the coconut, you drank them both up.” I’m hoping that’s going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day (I’m evil). The cupcake was a bit dense and unremarkable but the frosting was fantastic. It had that sweet and tart flavor combination that I love, hence why I love key lime pie. Mmm, key lime pie.