EEEK! I almost forgot Labor Day!
It’s my calendar’s fault; it is supposed to keep me informed of all holidays everywhere, but the “settings gremlin” flipped a switch and here I am, blissfully sipping coffee and nibbling a croissant and it’s almost Labor Day and I’ve been in the dark.
I love blaming something like a calendar for this. Because it’s really my fault. It’s been a very, very, VERY busy few weeks what with getting Fiona off to college, via Amsterdam and way too much celebrating (not her departure.. the fact of being in Amsterdam), projects that grip and don’t let go, and the overarching focus here on La Rentrée, the return, to school and work. Which is, really, the French equivalent of Labor Day. The Nation is panicking and rejoicing simultaneously: panic because vacations are over (until the next ones in six weeks) and rejoicing because kids are going back to their very long school days.
These are lame excuses, but I’m on it now. And I know that, like me, there are many of you who welcome last minute ideas, even for moments as important as Labor Day. I’m here for you, and have come up with a perfect Last Minute Labor Day menu. It’s very simple and quick to shop for and prepare, it’s done on the grill, and it will knock out your family and your guests with its fresh, seasonal, simplicity.
I’ve included two recipes here.
LAST MINUTE LABOR DAY MENU
Sweet and Salty Grilled Almonds
Honey-Grilled Pork Chops
Figs with Chocolate
And then – tah dah! – for your dessert choice, why not Figs and Chocolate