Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hot Summer Nights by the Grill

The temperature is heating up and summer is in full swing. It's the perfect time to fire up the grill!

While the meat is cooking, won't you join me for a glass of crisp white wine?

We'll watch the palm leaves rustle in the warm evening breeze,

and indulge our senses in the sweet smell of late-blooming jasmine. 

I'll mix up one of my favorite summer-time side dishes (I add red onion, olives, and paprika to my macaroni salad for a little kick!).

Add a couple of steamed artichokes from our local Farmer's Market...

...and we have the perfect meal for a hot summer night.

Thank you for joining me for dinner, friends--it was a pleasure to have you over for BBQ, Red Rose Alley style!



Deborah said...

Oh yummy Nel!
That looks perfect!
And isn't summer such a great season for great foods?!
Perfect summer visit with you ;)

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Christines Welt! said...

Wow, that looks a very tasty!
Here in old germany it's too hot, we prefer to stay in the house!

Red Rose Alley said...

That barbecue looks so yummy, Nel. I'm going to ask Dad to barbecue this weekend hehehe.

The jasmine is so pretty, and the palm trees brought back some memories. I'll have a glass of that wine now.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. That crisp white wine and the artichokes are enough to say, SUMMERTIME. Lovely spread, Nel! Anita

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a perfect night for dinner out on the patio. Wine, and a great meal now what is better than that.

It's me said...

Owwww i am hungry now.....i will put the salmon lasagne in the oven !! Ria.....x !!

Yuli Conversations said...

OMG!!! Can i come over??? :D

Mona said...

I wish I really could join you..that looks like a yummy meal..
Love, Mona

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Yum yum yum and that wine looks so cool and inviting! I want, I need!! x

Draffin Bears said...

Looks like a delicious looking meal Nel, and such a great way to cook on the BBQ.
Sheri, isn't it interesting how often you can be commenting at the same time.
Thanks for your visit today, hope you are enjoying the week

Susie Swanson said...

Wow, looks so yummy. I love cooking on the barbecue. Hugs and much love.xo

Ivy and Elephants said...

My mouth is watering! That food looks amazing, sounds like a perfect summer evening!

Susan said...

Oh yum yum yum yum YUM! Oh yeah. I'll join you right NOW. Everything sounds fab-u-loso! Susan

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I'll pop by anytime for THAT meal. Wonderful post- xo Diana

miss b said...

What a perfect summer meal and a crisp white Pinot Grigio too. Those blue skies look amazing. We have even managed a few barbecues here in England this year - at last a decent summer!

Nely said...

What a perfect food,uhh yummi looks,I love barbecue so much,realy taste:)

louise said...

I always think food tastes better outdoors and what a lovely setting you have for al fresco dining.

Attic Clutter said...

oh look delish Nel
tell Sheri I pooped in to say Hi(:)

Teresa said...

Our favorite on weekends... even some week days as it only gets dark around here at 9.

I'm not a crazy Summer Lover but I sure love a barbecue. And even my daughter who is a seat-at-the-table phobic (and one phobia she seems determined to hold on to ahahahah) - I think she gets distracted - enjoys it.

I guess all that you describe so wonderfully through your pictures appeals to the cavemen and women in us.

Thank you for sharing, Nel!

Attic Clutter said...

Ha Sheri..
no worries I do stuff like that all the time( my sons B-day)
its probably cuzz we read so FAST (:)
thanks so much for the sweet words on my mannies(:)

Deserae said...

The food looks amazing....I'll be right over :o) Have a great weekend!!!

Beauty Follower said...

Such a delicious post dear!
In Athens is really hot the last 2 weeks :(

Ayu Maselli said...

Mmmmmm..yummy!, I love your summer meal. BBQ is always perfect for summer.

happy summer Nell.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Yum! I cant wait for summer to come. That artichoke blends well with BBQ and white wine. And mac cheese with paprika that something I need to try. Ahhh....summer days.


Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Your dinner looks delicious! I love pasta salads and all of the variations of it.

Sarah O'Brien said...

great round up.

Marcia Pilar said...

Thanks for the invite, Nel. I am SO there. :) Yum.

Kitty M said...

Ooh Nel my mouth is watering reading this post! Totally delicious. My hubbie is veggie and I love a good steak lol. Whenever we eat out the waiters always place the veggie option in front of me and the roast dinners in front of him!

Also like a cheeky pinot grigio. I've been a little addicted to watching Housewives of New York and it reminds me of Ramona :-) x