I'm waiting for a good night to get another outdoor round going; if you or your wife, someone you know cooks and you've got any ideas you'd like to share or need help filling in the last bits, making revisions, etc., you're in the right place. Stuff you've made before would be helpful, but I'm just brainstorming for whatever sounds good right now. Themes are nice. I really just like talking about it too. Mini steak sandwiches seem like a nice idea, maybe on little brioche buns with either fried or sauteed onions. Figure I'd use something like thinly sliced filets, maybe a light marinade of some sort. I could have 2 or 3 squeeze bottles with different sauces in them, one maybe a white cream sauce, one maybe more a traditional steak sauce, and one either a green chili or even something like a wasabi. Then some kind of a blue cheese and tarragon or chive potato salad, melon slices if I can find some good ones (I've gotten very lucky a few times even this early in the year), and then I'm trying to find something to snack on and another side that's not a salad but has some acidity. I'm thinking either grilled asparagus with a gremolata butter (too rich with everything else?) or something with kale. I could do this and just leave out the shallots. Break out the paper plates!