4th of July at the Shore

When you live in New Jersey, you head to the Shore for the 4th of July. It's not the Beach, it's the Shore. And after a few visits, act like a regular so you don't stick out like a sore thumb. Regulars at the Shore can easily pick out someone who is a newbie. We made our annual trek to Grandma's vacation home this week. We still have sand in our beach bags from last year. The weather is not really cooperating with this visit. One half day of sun the first day and overcast and rainy and windy ever since. We don't care because we love the Shore.

I have been taking a cooking vacation because Grandma and Grandpa like to cook. Last night we had a perfect summer meal. Grilled london broil with Chardonnay mushroom gravy with shallots, mixed greens with Gorgonzola, red onions, and peppery roasted tomatoes, baked potatoes and a berry filled angel food cake for dessert. It was excellent and The Husband took some home for today's lunch since he has to go back to work today. Just photos and one recipe today. I am on vacation. If anyone wants the recipes, let me know and I will post them when I'm back in the real world.

Greens w/ Gorgonzola, Red Onions, Roasted Tomatoes and Citrus Cilantro Vinaigrette

Enough greens for 6 people - about 8 cups
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
8 plum tomatoes
1 small red onion, sliced thin
olive oil

for the vinaigrette

3 TB orange juice
2 TB lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
2 TB fresh cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup olive oil

Slice tomatoes in half and put in a shallow pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Roast in 400 degree oven for 15 - 20 minutes until starting to brown and they lose there shape. Remove from oven and cool. For the vinaigrette, mix all ingredients in a bowl. Toss remaining ingredients for the salad in a large bowl and top with tomatoes and drizzle with the vinaigrette.

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