Quick Summer Dinner

Family dinner

I planned this menu in 15 minutes sitting by the pool waiting for my daughter finish her dive practice.

Plus, I had to finish my reserve on Moshin Pinot.

Menu:

Three Cheese Pesto Spinach Flatbread Pizza
Grilled Eggplant and Spinach Salad
Summer Pesto Grilled Vegetables with Penne
Hairloom Tomatoes Salad with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette

Dessert:

Watermelon with lemon and sea salt

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Some cooking notes for myself:

  • for the Flatbread choose low salt feta and skip mozzarella altogether, sauce and feta give enough cheesiness, grills in minutes.
  • for the Penne – vegetables come out perfect in a tray, but make extra pesto for the pasta.
  • for the Vinaigrette in tomato salad  – use 1/2 less oil.
  • for the Eggplant salad – doubling sun-dried tomatoes worked well, and didn’t care for spinach,  use basil next time.

 

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Wine:

Moshin 2011 Pinot Noir, Molinari Vineyard, Sonoma – flavors of cherry and strawberry, notes of wood smoke, exotic spices and earthiness, light and versatile – will go with number of foods.

Dessert:

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