Planning A Menu

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sometimes the hardest thing about a throwing a party is just planning the menu! You want delicious dishes that you can prepare without a total kitchen meltdown (we’ve all had them!) but still wow your guests. This time of year, I start with a list of Spring ingredients that are popping up in stores everywhere – little radishes, baby lettuces, asparagus, and rhubarb.

Then I make a menu of dishes with those ingredients that everyone can eat, and finally, I’ll prepare a game plan to make sure I can actually pull it off – something served at room temperature, some things in the oven, some on top of the stove, and hopefully a few dishes that I can assemble in advance so I’m not in a full sweat when my friends arrive! I’ve posted a delicious – and do-able! – Spring Dinner Menu on my homepage, and I hope you love it!

Recipes from Go-To Dinners

Hasselback Kielbasa

Hasselback Kielbasa

Dinner

Beginner

Heirloom Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad

Heirloom Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad

Sides

Beginner

Pomegranate Spritzers

Pomegranate Spritzers

Cocktails

Beginner

Lobster & Avocado Sandwiches

Lobster & Avocado Sandwiches

Dinner

Beginner

Summer BBQ

Fresh Blueberry Pie

Fresh Blueberry Pie

Dessert

Beginner

Charlie Bird's Farro Salad

Charlie Bird's Farro Salad

Lunch

Beginner

Grilled New York Strip Steaks

Grilled New York Strip Steaks

Dinner

Intermediate

Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojitos

Cocktails

Beginner

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