We all love summer. Sure we complain about the heat and humidity. Well, at least I do. However, now that we are into August, the nights are cool and the air is starting to dry out. It’s a perfect time for active days and relaxing nights.
Stay cool and hydrated with a tasty Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca. Enjoy one after a hike, tennis game or bike ride, before or with dinner.
When it comes to dinner, here are a few ideas for a great get-together.
How to start? With my niece and her boys in town we’ve been having great family dinners this week. With teenagers around, there is nothing better than salsa and/or guacamole to start. Last night, I threw together a delicious Grilled Corn, Black Bean & Avocado Salsa. Very tasty. If your family is nuts like mine, then you will need to try Roasted Almonds and/ or Rosemary Cashews.
Now what’s for dinner? How about lobster!?! It’s a favorite special feast at my house. Try my dad’s recipe, aptly named Joe Nye’s Perfect Lobster. Keep the rest of the dinner simple and delicious with Heirloom Tomatoes with Balsamic Reduction and a great ear of steamed corn. Of course if your family is anything like the Nyes, you need to get some chips to go with that lobster.
Hmmm, and for dessert? Chill out with my Fresh Berries with Creamy Lime Custard. Even easier and chillier, chop up some peaches, sprinkle with raspberries and add a scoop of my favorite Brown Sugar Yogurt Gelato.
Have a great weekend and bon appétit!
What are you planning for the weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.
© Susan W. Nye, 2015