This Weekend’s Special – Another Heat Wave!

Checking ahead on weather.com, it looks like another hot hot weekend. When the mercury climbs I like to get up early, walk around the lake and then relax in the shade. But before I settle down for a long, lazy day, I get dinner preparation out of the way. With dinner done and in the refrigerator, I am free to enjoy the day. There’s nothing like a cool picnic on a hot night.

Even if it’s early morning, I keep the oven off and make good use of the grill. Here are a few ideas:

How to start? It’s going to be hot so keep it simple. I think Caponata would make a delicious start. And maybe some Feta & Walnut Spread.

And on to the main event! Salad, cool and crisp, sounds wonderful. Thai Salad is a great choice and very flexible. It marries perfectly with cold chicken, shrimp or steak. Dandelion Salad with Grilled Steak & Asparagus would also be delicious. If you can’t get dandelion, substitute with a mix of spinach and arugula. Then again,Grilled Salmon with a side of Israeli Couscous Salad with Grilled Vegetables would be wonderful.

End on a cool, sweet note! How about melons? You can simply pass out slices of refreshing watermelon or take it up a notch with my Mojito Melons. for dessert. If you want to get a little fancy, then there is nothing better than Lemon Mousse.

Have a great weekend! Bon appétit!
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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.

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© Susan W. Nye, 2012

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