When it comes to the weather and those that predict it, the last few weekends have been a bust. Sooo, maybe this weekend, we should expect the worst and be happy with whatever comes. And be prepared to wing it! One way to make the best of it … get together with friends and enjoy good company and a delicious dinner. Need some help with the menu? How about:
For a great start … The garden is overflowing with zucchini. How about some Zucchini Pancakes? Serve them with a dab of Tapenade or Aioli. On the other hand, Gravlax with Tarragon-Caper Mustard Sauce sounds good as well.
At the table, start with a colorful salad. My Summer Salad with Green Beans, Blueberries & Goat Cheese would be delicious. Or try my Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese Salad would be delicious.
Moving on, the nights are getting cooler, there’s plenty of corn in the farmers’ market and the lobster couldn’t be better. Cook up a pot of my Lobster-Corn Chowder. Your friends and family will think they’re in heaven. Nana Nye’s Fish Chowder would be another great choice.
And for dessert … well that’s a bit tricky! If the air stays dry, you should have a go at Almond Macarons with Chocolate-Raspberry Ganache. But only if the weather stays dry or you’ve got the heat on where you live. If it’s humid, rainy or just plain damp, try something else. For an oh-so French dessert, you could make a lovely mousse. White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis & Fresh Raspberries will be great on its own and even nicer with a macaron! Chocolate Mousse is a good alternative. Garnish with a few raspberries and add a macaron if the weather permits!
Have a wonderful weekend! Bon appétit!
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