Ain’t Summer Great Weekend Special

Pleasant LakeAin’t summer great? The sun, the fun and the long, lazy evenings with cookouts or picnics on the beach or out on the deck. (Except when a blustery thunderstorm blows through. In New Hampshire we count on those storms to clear the air when the heat and humidity build to our breaking point!)

This weekend promises sunshine and perfect temperatures. It will be a great weekend to get together with friends and family. Not sure about the menu? Well how about …

There is nothing like fresh summer tomatoes! There are plenty of tomatoes at the farm stand and farmer’s market. So go for it. If you’ve got the grill going you must try my . Alternatively, Grilled Vegetables & Gorgonzola Bruschetta are wonderful. If you like, keep it easy and let your friends do the assembly.

On to the main event … Kick off dinner with Insalata Caprese (Mozzarela Tomato & Basil Salad). Too much with the tomatoes? The first of the local blueberries are in. Give my Summer Salad with Green Beans, Blueberries & Goat Cheese a try. And maybe some spicy, grilled Tandoori Chicken and Asian Noodle Salad? Unless you’re more in the mood for Lamb Chops with Lemon-Mint Yogurt Sauce and Couscous with Dried Fruit and Pine Nuts.

A cool and fruity dessert will be a great end to the evening. Take a slice of watermelon one better with Watermelon Sorbet. Or how about Blueberry Gelato?

Have a wonderful weekend! Bon appétit!

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© Susan W. Nye, 2014

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