The signs of the end of a great summer are all around- the State Fair is in full swing, friends or siblings are starting to go back to school and that cool crisp air sneaks through our windows at night. Fall can't be far behind but the days are still beautiful (and less humid!) so we are planning a Labor Day barbecue for our friends- no one has to do anything on Labor Day! You could even make it an afternoon BBQ so that people who have work or school starting the next day can get to bed at a decent hour and let their food digest! It is going to be simple but fun.
Fire up the grill (if no grill- the oven broiler will do) and get cookin’! You could heat up a baguette on the grill (wrap it in aluminum foil) to serve along side the meal and toss together a simple salad- get ideas from our First Kitchen DVD http://firstkitchencooks.com/fk-shop.html
Have your friends chip in a little bit of money to help with cost of the meat and some of the other food. Make sure you provide the basics like utensils and condiments but definitely have your friends BYOB (bring your own beverage). Savor these last days of summer with good food and friends!