We are doing a lot of entertaining again this weekend. It looks like an ideal weekend weatherwise for pool parties. Last weekend I was disappointed when the weather didn’t cooperate and provide good conditions. I love the summer and it’s so fleeting. This week the northeast is in the midst of a heatwave which is sure to provide some quality pool time. YAY!
Unlike last weekend, these gatherings won’t involve me doing much cooking. Tonight my 13yo requested to have some friends over. Clearly a call for pizza! 😉 Saturday we are hosting my running club’s summer party. We asked everyone to bring an app, side or dessert. I’m putting together some simple apps (hummus/veg, chips, guac, mango salsa), watermelon and managing the burgers and dogs. Sunday I’m hoping for a relaxing, plan-free day by the pool followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Then I’m back in the kitchen…
Monday: Spinach, Chicken & Feta Salad (This is a link to my Pinterest posting that reflects the changes I made to this recipe when I last made it.) and grilled corn from the Farmer’s Market
Tuesday: Slow Simmered Meat Sauce over zucchini noodles (spiralized zucchini) or pasta
Wednesday:Parm Style Chicken Sliders (NEW) and salad
Thursday: This night is very in flux and will be a last minute call. The husband’s schedule will determine if we get to get away for the night to Chatham to attend a Clam Bake at the Chatham Bar’s Inn we were invited to (sans kids!) or if we have to stay home because he can’t take Thursday and Friday off. Sniff… Fingers crossed!
*If a recipe name isn’t followed by “(NEW)”, that means we’ve tried before and it’s so good we are making it again!