I guess it's patio weather, if you don't mind bugs dropping by to sample and/or shit on your food.
The recipes in this collection are that special blend of midwest-limited-money-and-grocery-availability meets desire-to-be-fancy.
For more fancy ground beef action, check out the meat loaf:
My "favorite" vegetable even gets the posh treatment:
Call it Celery Au Vin, Fines Herbes if you want, but I can't get past the idea of wasting good wine on boring-ass celery.
Or for those who want to make a big production out of the veggie platter (maybe so it will go with the Meat Loaf Wellington):
I admire the desire to make things special when the ways to do it are kind of limited, but I also think Bach is wise limiting himself to whatever wine, fruit, and cheese he can smuggle in his guitar case. Maybe he's watching me so closely because he thinks I'm more likely to steal his stash than those cherubs.