We’ve got a fair amount of July Babies in our family. Though, let’s be honest…with a family as large as ours, there are a lot of babies year round. Big Seester N, Big Seester P, brother-in-law, niece, several cousins, an auntie, an uncle….and that just includes the family in the states!
For July’s Sunday Family Dinner, we celebrated 2 of our July babies—Big Seester N and my brother-in-law R. As for theme? We kept the menu quite straight forward but pretty dang delicious.
And of course, since we were celebrating, there had to be a bit of decadence. In the form of lobsters. Lots of lobsters.
N was totally freaking out Lucasaurus with them.
Seester T staffed the grill for a good portion of our meal which totally amused her hubs, the birthday boy.
Now what’s a Sunday Family Dinner without cocktails? Surely not one of ours!
This month we toasted with Fresh Peach Bellinis. Granted they weren’t grilled but they definitely were a nod to summer using wonderfully sweet, white peaches. After adding a few spoonfuls of fresh white peach puree and a squeeze of lime to champagne flutes, I topped off each glass with bubbly Prosecco.
And of course, we had to take our mandatory-monthly Seesters pic while holding our cocktails.
Our menu included:
Grilled Rosemary Flatbread.
Grilled Pacific Oysters……..
A few Grilled Ginormous Prawns…….
Rosemary Garlic Lamb Rib Chops……….
Did I mention that our kiddos have quite the refined palates?
And I think they’re uber adorable.
For dessert? Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée that my niece, Nina, made. Although technically not made on the grill, she did torch the tops to brûlée it.
The kiddos also made this adorable sign for the birthday babies—I loved that they used their nicknames!
Not only was the dinner scrumptious but it was fairly low maintenance with at least 80% of the “cooking” done on the grill. The cherry on top? It made clean up a breeze!
And for those who cannot travel to Venice to try the original Bellini at Harry’s Bar, give my version a spin. My Seester said it’s pretty darn close to the real thing🙂
CHEERS to another memorable Sunday Family Dinner!
This Month’s Family Dinner Menu
Cocktails: Peach Bellini
Appetizers: Rosemary Grilled Flatbread, Grilled Oysters, Grilled Prawns
Entrees: Rosemary-Garlic Lamb Rib Chops, Grilled Lobsters with Cilantro-Chile Butter
Dessert: Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
Fresh Peach Bellinis
2 ripe white peaches, pitted and quartered
1/4 cup water
1-2 tablespoons sugar, optional
4 lime wedges
chilled Prosecco or other sparkling wine
Add the peaches and water into a blender. Depending on the sweetness of the peaches, add sugar as needed. Puree until smooth. Optional: Strain the peach puree through a fine-meshed strainer.
Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the peach puree into each glass. Squeeze the juice of a lime wedge into each glass and slowly top with the chilled Prosecco. Gently stir each glass before serving. Cheers!
Note: The Bellinis shown here are garnished with yellow peaches, however, the cocktails were made with the traditional white peach.