April Weekend Special – Think Spring Dinner

Chives from my Garden

I’m looking forward to a busy (probably too busy) weekend.  I’ll be talking about Cooking with Herbs in Wilder, Vermont on Saturday afternoon and finishing up my taxes on Sunday (and maybe Monday and Tuesday!) I’ve also got some writing to do and need to prepare class number two of the Memoir Writing Workshop I’m teaching this spring. At least for me, it will be a weekend of quick salads and pasta from the pantry or maybe an omelet. It looks like I won’t be coming up for air until at least Thursday, maybe later. Thank goodness, there is some Soupe au Pistou in the freezer and plenty of coffee in the cupboard.

What about you? Will you be relaxing with friends or burning the midnight oil? If you’ve got the time, I’ve got a few suggestions for some quick fix dishes for a Think Spring dinner:

Relax with Cocktails: After a busy day, relax with your guests and enjoy a glass of wine and something to nibble. A platter of vegetables and a few crackers will go beautifully with one of my favorite dips – Tapenade. Or you might prefer my White Bean Dip.

And When You’re Ready, Gather Around the Table: I like dishes from the warm and sunny Mediterranean when New Hampshire is cool and gray. Why not give my Magret de Canard Provençal (Duck Breast Provençal) a try. (If you absolutely insist that duck is not your thing … maybe you’d rather Roast a Chicken. Serve the duck (or chicken) with Israeli Couscous and Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes .

Flaming Bananas Foster!

End on a Sweet Note: For quick and easy, you can’t beat Affogato. Almost as easy and a lot more dramatic, why not give Bananas Foster a go?!?

Have a wonderful weekend!
Bon appétit!
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Want more? Click Here! for more seasonal menus or Here! for a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog!

What’s on tap for you this weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button.

And if you’ve got a minute … many thanks for taking a look at my philanthropic project Eat Well-Do Good. Why not join me at the next Eat Well-Do Good dinner?

© Susan W. Nye, 2012

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