DH has guys over for poker which requires a meal. I chose from a Cuban cookbook that I happen to have,
Arroz con Pollo (chicken and rice, onions, peppers, garlic, wine, tomatos) and Marinated Black Beans (beans, red onion, OO and balsamic, bit of Dijon) and cut up huge bowl of cantalope and watermelon. Nobody's complaining!
The other night was a hunk of pork shoulder cooked in the slow cooker then shredded. DS has looked up some sort o 'burger seasoning mix" but forgets whats in it, We know paprika and garlic powder- anyway it made a good seasoning for the pork. Sadly, with all three big kids around it does not last long! Side dish big pot of grits with green chiles and cheese stirred in.