It’s Not Fall Yet Weekend Special

Pleasant Lake cloudsIt’s not fall yet! If you can; say this phrase in a somewhat squeaky English accent, à la Monty Python. Think Holy Grail and the plague when you say it. And then, get on the phone or email and contact your best buds for some weekend fun.

No matter how you spend the day, plan for some quality grilling time for the evening. Here are some suggestions for a Not Fall Yet cookout:

Start with a delicious appetizer. Okay, maybe two … Unfortunately, they need a week to marinate in the vinegar and spice – otherwise, I’d recommend my Dilly Beans. They won’t be ready for a week or two but please, do yourself a favor, make up a big batch to enjoy next weekend and throughout the fall. For this weekend, how about some savory, cheesy shortbread. It’s the perfect time to try my Savory Parmesan Shortbread with Tomato Jam and/or Gorgonzola & Walnut Shortbread with Savory Fig Jam.

Next, how about a great salad … I can’t get enough corn or tomatoes these days. How about you? If you agree, give my Corn, Tomato & Arugula Salad or Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Corn, Cucumber & Feta a try.

And for the main course … Grilled seafood sounds delicious. Think Grilled Salmon, Scallops or Shrimp with Lemon-Herb Quinoa Salad.

And finally, for dessert … chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate … You can’t go wrong with my Double Trouble Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes. Unless you’d rather go nuts with my Chocolate-Peanut Butter Tart. Or finally, for the quick and easiest dessert ever, enjoy my Pot de Crème.

Have a wonderful weekend and bon appétit!

What are your plans for the weekend? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! For a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog Click Here!

© Susan W. Nye, 2016

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