Think rain forest, hot and steamy with a very good chance of thundershowers, when you make your plans this weekend. Sounds like a good weekend to laze around in a screened porch or on the sofa with an air conditioner going full tilt. There will be plenty of sports to watch with the Olympics.
No matter how slow and lazy the day, eventually, it will be time for dinner. Why not take a break from the Olympics and get together with a few friends for a cookout?
Grab a beer or a glass of wine and something to nibble. If you can find a bottle of Cachaça you can forget the beer and wine and whip up a batch of Caipirinha. For nibbles, how about Corn Cakes or try some of my Grilled Corn, Black Bean & Avocado Salsa.
When it’s time for dinner – throw a steak on the grill. For a taste of South America, try my Grilled Filets Mignons with Salsa Verde. (Not a beef eater? Try the Salsa Verde with Grilled Chicken.) Add some Grilled Red Potatoes and a great salad. For a great salad, try my Summer Salad with Green Beans, Blueberries & Goat Cheese or Heirloom Tomatoes with Balsamic Reduction.
Ready for dessert? Chocolate sounds good. Stay cool with your favorite ice cream and Death by Chocolate Sauce. Unless you’re like my niece Charlotte and looking forward to my Death by Chocolate Cake. If you prefer cupcakes, try my Double Trouble Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes. All three are positively decadent!
Stay cool and bon appétit!
What are your plans for the weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.
© Susan W. Nye, 2016