Labor Day at Frog Hollow Farm was celebrated in glorious weather on the back porch and in the gardens.
As always, my specialty cocktail was the hit of the party.
This particular delicious Sparkling Sangria cocktail, pictured above, is from Michael Chiarello's recipe collection at Food Network.com.
Our menu was pretty basic - with all that's going on around here lately we didn't have time to try any new recipes, and sometimes going back to basics works best for a barbeque.
Here's our menu:
Grilled Shrimp with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic
Grilled Fontina and Mozzarella Sandwiches
Italian olives, local fresh cheese, and spicy salami
Spicy wings from Stella G's - a local restaurant
Roasted Red peppers - Rao's recipe
Oven Baked Baby Back Ribs
Oven Fried Chicken (Barefoot Contessa Family Style)
Hot Dogs with relish, sauerkraut (my dad's request)
Fresh corn-on-the-cob from a local farmer
Red potato salad (from my sister Colleen)
Caprese Salad (from sister-in-law Jan)
Green Salad with mustard vinaigrette (from sister-in-law Jan)
Delicious cheese and herb quiche (from sister Laurie)
Colleen's Famous homemade apple pie with vanilla ice cream
Ricotta-Orange pound cake with strawberries
Fruit Strudel (from sister Laurie)
Chocolate Chip Cookies (from nephew Luke)
Ice cold beers: Stella Artois, Beck's and Corona
An assortment of soda and sparkling waters
We're heading up to Vermont shortly - I'm hearing that I'll need to pack my sweaters along with summer outfits. Packing for this trip is getting a bit overwhelming but we're stopping at the Woodbury Commons Outlets on the way up (FHFB wants to check out the Tommy Bahama store) and I'll probably pick something up at the Eileen Fisher store.