It’s been a mostly freakishly warm spring here in the Northeast and probably yet another sign the end of the world is coming (not to get dramatic or anything). But the upside of all this strange warmth is that plant life has been crazy lush and way ahead of schedule, and we’ve been able to sit outside and enjoy the patio and grill. (And sip my official drink of summer — the venerable gin and tonic). While I won’t be grilling on our patio this Memorial Day (although I might be on Nantucket, which is where we are spending this lovely long weekend), I thought I’d pull up a few of our best summer salads from the past to inspire you to great barbecue feats. Potato salad of course will get lead billing because it is one of my favorite salads ever and I’ve been jonesing for it for a while.
Getting together with a few friends on a warm summer night, eating good food, and catching up over drinks is absolutely one of my favorite ways to send dusk into darkness. Here’s hoping today is just the beginning of innumerable nights like that for you, your family and friends.