Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day might be the unofficial end of summer but the weather in SF made it feel like summer was just beginning! We FINALLY got some heat and totally took advantage of the gorgeous weather. Here we are getting ready for some fun in the sun and BBQ!
This is our friend's house in the Marina who was kind enough to host the BBQ. We had WAY too much to eat and drink as usual!
Now onto some actual food and no party is complete without a dip! I made a 5-Layer Mexican version that was super easy and pretty healthy too. The layers were Wholly Guacamole, TJ's Cowboy Cavier, Salsa, Light Sour Cream and finally Reduced Fat Mexican Shredded Cheese. YUM!
I found lamb loin chops on sale and of course, had to get some. I marinated the chops in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice and Dijon mustard for a few hours. Then just grilled them about 5 minutes on each side in my grill pan. Served over couscous and it was the perfect summer meal!
Finally for the perfect Sunday dinner that didn't heat up the house, slow cooked short ribs! I just browned the meat for a few minutes and then tossed them into the slow cooker with a can of Guinness. The meat was falling off the bones after cooking for 10 hours and I served them over a new find, Potatoes Au Gratin. SO much easier than making those potatoes from scratch and tasted just as good!
That's a wrap for our awesome long weekend!

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