Anyway, I found myself wanting to have one last true savor of the summer season, and I put my culinary mind to work to come up with the perfect Summer send-off meal. My mind kept settling on a hand pie (which is so random because we never even eat hand pies, but whatever) and I decided that you couldn't find a more summery hand pie than a Georgia peach hand pie. So with that dessert as my anchor, I rounded up a few more recipes on Pinterest and put my girls to work.
We finalized our menu with a grilled salmon with tomato and basil main dish. Steve ended up having a late night at work so this was also my very first time grilling - and I managed to not burn the house down so woot! The salmon dish was PERFECT - we used basil from our herb garden, ripe tomatoes from Publix because they don't have deer issues, and freshly chopped garlic. I served it up the first time with a side of roasted garden vegetables, but I have also since served it with a side of roasted asparagus and couscous.
Anna helped me with the pies and oh my goodness, guys, she was so tickled by this process. I got everything ready and pastry-cuttered up, and she helped me with the rolling pin, pie filling, and crust crimping . I will never in a million years forget the joy on her face as she spilled flour all over my kitchen and as she polished off the leftover cinnamon-coated peaches. What fun!!
This meal ended up being such a wonderful Summer send-off...bon voyage to our wonderful summer, but bring on the fall!!