Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer for most of us, but the actual end of summer isn’t until later in September. This year the Autumnal Equinox is September 22, when day and night are equal. Finally, the evenings are getting cool enough to eat outside, so we had a meal on the veranda for the holiday. Of course, this begins with a tablescape for two. Nothing fancy, just a quick setting to make the meal more special. I decided on a red and yellow color scheme, beginning with yellow napkins and my strawberry napkin rings.
The table was set for two with red straw placemets and my white dinner plates.
I added my lemon plates.
I gathered three plants from the veranda, put one in a red pot and arranged them on the table. On each end are the mason jar candles with red flowers in the bottom
OK, table set, with our view to enjoy on a sunny evening.
So, now to the food. Hamburgers were on the menu as well as beans, chips, and cole slaw. So, I got the meat and gathered some things to punch up the flavor.
This time, I put garlic salt, lemon pepper, onion powder and worchestershire sauce in the meat and mixed it in. Then I made four patties. DH did a fine job of grilling. The cast iron skillet held the beans. Yes, I did use canned baked beans this time for ease, but I did punch them up too with a bit more ketchup, molasses, fresh ground cracked pepper and worchestershire sauce.
We weren’t going to have a salad, just fixin’s for the burgers, so I put those on the lemon plates, according to what we each like. I love heirloom tomatoes, and Provolone cheese. DH likes cheddar and not quite as much tomato.
Yum, all ready to dig in!!
And enjoy the incredible view. It was a clear evening, so the sunset wasn’t spectacular, but the air was fresh with a gentle zephyr breeze.
What do you put in your burgers? Did you have a cookout on the holiday?