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Annual July Roofdeck Apps!

July 1, 2010

One year ago, to the day, we had our first “appetizer” night on Kim’s Beacon Hill roofdeck, overlooking the city and the Charles River.  It’s the perfect place to hold an evening like this! Despite the July date, the night was quite windy and cool! But we piled on the sweatshirts and enjoyed the spectacular views nonetheless 🙂

INGREDIENTS:
FRUITS:
Watermelon and  Cherries  VEGETABLES: Tomatoes and Corn

The Roles:

  • Drink: Erin – Watermelon Rum Mash.  VERY refreshing and light. Wish it had been warmer on the roofdeck!!
  • Savory App: Meredith – Cheese and Hominy Quesadillas with Tropical Salsa. Delicious!
  • Savory App: Kelly B – Watermelon, Basil, Tomato Skewers with Balsamic Glaze a la Giada De Laurentiis. This had the best balsamic glaze recipe (although I did cut back on the sugar a bit). 
  • Savory App: Stacey – Gluten-free, grass-fed Meatballs (Whole Foods recipe) with Spicy Tomato Chutney.  The chutney had a nice kick that complemented the meatballs perfectly. WHOLE FOODS RECIPE: 1/2 c. low-sodium beef broth, 1/2 c. old-fashioned oats, 1 1/4 lb. grass-fed beef, 1/2 c. minced onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1 lg egg, 3T parsley, 1/2 c. grated romano cheese, 1/2 c. ricotta cheese, salt + pepper. DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 450*. In a large bowl, combine beef broth & aots, let sit 5 min. Add remaining ingredients and gently mix w/ hands. Using a small scoop, or your hands, shape mixture in to balls and place on a rimmed cookie sheet. Cook 15-20 minutes, turning once.
  • Savory App: Laura – Chopped Watermelon and Feta Salad.
  • Dessert: Kim – Bittersweet Chocolate Marquise with Cherry Sauce.
  • Dessert: Sarah –
  • Wine: thanks to our guests! Andreas, Andy, Anthony, Ashley, Bryan, Chuck, Chris, & Moustafa.

Unfortunately, we got a bit side-tracked with our guests, and forgot to take pics of all the recipes!! Our apologies, we’ll get better for next time!!  Here’s a few to enjoy 🙂

Watermelon Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

On the windy rooftop deck with a Watermelon Rum Mash.

Amazing view of the Charles! Enjoying the company of friends.

Setting up the music! No cocktail party is complete without it 🙂

Visiting and enjoying the food, as well as the amazing views of our city 🙂

More views

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The gang! well, minus 2 😦

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