Last week, JY and his housemates had another bbq. Unlike the grill warming, the weather this time around was perfect — 75 and warm, despite it being mid-October.
For potlucks, I like to try new recipes. This way, if it’s good, I can share the deliciousness with everyone. And if it’s bad, then it’s less for me to suffer through. For the bbq, I decided to make “Mediterranean Salad” from Giada De Laurentiis’s book Everyday Pasta. (A great cookbook, by the way. Highly recommended, with a dedicated post coming soon.) It turns out that Mediterranean Salad is just a fancy name for couscous. Couscous with toasted almond slivers, dried cranberries, chopped basil and mint, lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic. It turned out to be super delicious!