We can all take in a deep breath and let it out slowly. We can all welcome the long Presidents’ Day Weekend. The forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds; not perfect but we’ll take it. Strap on those snowshoes or skis and enjoy some outdoor fun.
Afterwards, come in out of the cold for a cozy dinner with some of your favorite people. Here are a few suggestions:
Start the evening with a tasty crostini. Try my Mushroom Crostini or Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Crostini. Or let everyone serve themselves with a bowl of Roasted Beet & White Bean Hummus and warm pita.
When it’s time to move over to the table, enjoy a winter salad. Skip the tasteless tomatoes and enjoy my flavor-filled Lemony Kale & Radicchio Salad, Mixed Reds & Greens Salad or Mixed Greens Salad with Gorgonzola & Walnuts.
For the main event think stew, a braise and or your favorite chili.
My current favorite is the very delicious Pumpkin Chili with Turkey & Black Beans. If it seems like a good time to go vegetarian, try my Creamy Polenta with Mushroom & Kale Ragù. (I suppose you might want to skip the kale salad if you go with this option!) Or enjoy something a bit more exotic with Moroccan Chicken with Green Olives & Preserved Lemon.
Have a great weekend! Bon appétit!
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