Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thank You Dinner (Summer)

Chuck and I are having both sets of parents over this weekend to thank them for watching Abbie so much over the past few months. We have had a crazy amount of plans that required babysitting for a few hours all the way up to a whole weekend. And of course Abbie's grandparents love spending time with her, but we still wanted to let them know that WE appreciate them.

So I wanted the menu to be pretty special with a lot of fresh summer produce as well as short on prep time. A pretty tall order, but I think I have found a menu that reflects all of these things. It helps that a lot of it involves grilling, which happens 'day of' and is Chuck's department!

Thank You Dinner (Summer)

  • Red pepper pesto dip with flatbread
  • Deviled eggs (an oldie but goodie!)
  • Grilled sweet & spicy sausage bites


  • Grilled Florentine steak
  • Shrimp skewers with chili-lime marinade
  • Grilled potatoes and tomatoes
  • Corn and zucchini salad with honey-lime vinaigrette
  • Herbed crescent rolls



Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering Can't wait; and what nice flowers!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your dinner sounds delightful. This is my first visit here. I've spent some time paging through your earlier recipes and really like them. I'll be back as often as I can to see what you've been cooking. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary.