It's already been 2 years since Katy and I started Cooking with B.S.! Since there's no way we could top last year's anniversary post of Skip's Scramble, so I thought it would be a good idea to host a dinner party and invite a few of our friends over.

For this late-spring dinner I wanted to represent the beginning of summer and meals to come in the summer months. I made Arnold Palmers with mint and bourbon, a fancy beet salad, grilled burgers and angel food cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. 

No those aren't black olives. They're purple potatoes from my garden! Lightly sauteed. 

Bourbon Mint Arnold Palmers

There is something so simply delicious about lemonade and iced tea. Like most things it's more delicious if you add bourbon and mint to it. For these Arnold Palmers I steeped two tea bags in a large mason jar. I used one green tea bag and one black tea. Then I added the lemonade I made earlier in the day.
I then added mint leaves to another mason jar (what up Pinterest?) added ice and then muddled the leaves a bit. Added the bourbon, iced tea and then lemonaid. Then served to some thirsty guests.

Brian's Fancy-Ass Beet Salad

This dish is the crown jewel of this cooking blog in my opinion. It features boiled beets with a herb puree coating, whipped yogurt, chevre, beet foam, dill sprigs, spinach leaves, dandelion petals, and did I mention that all the greens were from my garden? It was light and airy and turned a beet salad into something made for summer.

Garlic Chutes and Cheddars Burger comes with garlic shoots

Obviously this is an ode to Bob's Burgers, writers feel free to use this one next season. This burger was made with spices in the middle, cheddar cheese, grilled garlic shoots, and sriracha mayo all served on a sesame seed bun. I'm not gonna give you any of my burger secrets! Go bug Alton Brown.

Angel Food Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Honestly the Joy of Cooking has an amazing Angel Food Cake recipe go look it up! Now! Super simple dessert I just plated it sort of fancy-like.

So there you have a Cooking with B.S. Dinner party! I can't believe it's been two years already! All photos taken by Katy Weaver. Oh by the way, this is our last blog post until fall.