Friday, June 8, 2012

A Good Night

Last night dinner with our friends, Brittany and Tyler, was wonderful. They will have been married two weeks this coming Sunday and it was our first time to get to hang out together, apart from our small group on Wednesday night. Brittany made the perfect concoction of sangria in her pretty new "M" drink dispenser.

One of the best things about getting married is all the gifts that are bestowed upon you. Bryan and Tyler tried out all of the new grill tools and toys. If you don't have a grill pan, you should really look into purchasing one.

Bryan was the sucker who got caught by a liquor store taste-testing the other day and purchased this wine. It went nicely with the steaks and we will be getting it again.

This was by far the best meal I have eaten in a while--steak, grilled veggies and tomato, peach and goat cheese salad. The weather was perfect for an outside dinner on the back patio.

Brittany and I have so many things in common and always have a wonderful time together. I am very thankful to call her my friend!

After purchasing fresh, homegrown produce yesterday I immediately wanted to make something with peaches. This salad is the perfect addition to any summer meal.

Tomato, Peach and Goat Cheese Salad

2 ripe peaches, sliced
4 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
1-2 raw corn on the cob, kernels removed
4 ounces goat cheese
10 basil leaves, chiffonade
1-2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1. Arrange peaches, tomatoes and corn on a platter.
2. Distribute the cheese even across the top.
3. Sprinkle basil over the salad.
4. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar across the top.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

*Due to the very ripe peaches I purchased, it was much easier for me to chop the fruit and veggies and toss in the vinegar.


  1. That salad looks great! I don't really like raw tomatoes (I want to so badly; just haven't acquired the taste for them) but I could see subbing them for sundried tomatoes, which I do like.

  2. That salad looks amazing! I am going to try it this weekend and add avocado!

  3. that salad makes me want to be back home in GA right now getting fresh peaches! looks delicious! happy friday :)

  4. What a yummy meal! Oh and that sangria looks delish too! Dinner with great friends is always the best time. Happy Weekend!

  5. That peach salad looks so good! I must recreate this weekend! Have a fab weekend Hannah!

  6. Looks like the perfect evening!

    I'm pinning your recipe. Looks so tasty and summery!