Well, finally and just in time for graduation, it promises to be a beautiful weekend. Gather your family and friends and celebrate with your favorite new graduate. If you don’t have any new graduates to celebrate, well, celebrate something else. Sunshine, a birthday or anniversary, more or less anything else will do.
Make your celebration special with a delicious cookout. Throw on a t-shirt and flip-flops, fire up the grill and enjoy a relaxed and tasty evening.
Sticking with tradition, you’ll need a batch of my Greek Stuffed Mushrooms or, if you prefer, Spanish Stuffed Mushrooms. Young and old will love my Pissaladière. Don’t forget to set out a dip, maybe two. My Chipotle Sweet Potato & White Bean Hummus and/or Feta & Walnut Spread are great choices.
With kids of all ages, from eight to eighty, you can’t go wrong with burgers. You can keep it plain and simple or take it up a notch with my Turkey Burgers with Greek Salsa and/or my Not Your Ordinary Burger.
And add a few great salads … If you are thinking pasta and veggies, try my Couscous Salad with Grilled Vegetables or Orzo & Grilled Asparagus Salad. For a healthier solution, give my Wheat Berry Salad a try. (If you have a vegetarian or two coming, add some chickpeas to the Wheat Berry Salad.) For a colorful salad with lots of crunch, toss up a bowl of my Rainbow Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette or Lemony Kale & Radicchio Salad.
Top everything off with a great cake. No, not one of those giant supermarket cakes with the colorful but too sweet frosting. Instead, try my Strawberry Tort or Double Trouble Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes.
Congratulations to all the new graduates. Have a great weekend and bon appétit!
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