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What's for Dinner: A Well-Rounded Meal

Pay homage to Apollo 11 with moon-shaped food
Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado, Radish and Cilantro
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Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made that famous leap for mankind when he stepped foot onto Earth's moon. Now as far as we know, nothing grows on the moon—but you can still get in the Apollo 11 spirit by eating moon-shaped foods like bumpy new potatoes and crispy tostadas. The only caveat: We just don't recommend you walk on them.

① Drink: Harvest Moon
We're still a couple months out from the autumn lunar event this drink is named after, but it tastes just as good in summer. The sweetness from maple syrup is balanced by herbal, artichoke-laced Cynar, and it all comes together in a sherry-washed glass.

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② Side Dish: Swedish Potato Salad with Mustard Sauce
Potato salad is a summer staple. But instead of getting weighed down with mayo, this version is tossed in a versatile Swedish mustard sauce that might just become your next favorite condiment. Plus, the eyes of the potatoes look like mini craters.

③ Main Course: Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado, Radish and Cilantro
Drew Deckman's shrimp tostadas are bright and citrusy, making them perfect for any summer night. The corn tortillas crackle and puff up ever so slightly when baked, like small shellfish-dotted moons.

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