Friday, July 12, 2013

A Summer Menu for Family and Friends

That beautiful season the Summer!
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
And the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We've been grilling with wood instead of charcoal or gas this summer, and other than the short wait for the fire, it's been great.  I haven't had a chance to try grilling a whole chicken yet, but when I do, I'll share how it turns out.  

Last week I wrote an article with a summer menu:

Grilled Herb Pork Chops
Fresh Corn Salad
Red Skin Potato Salad
Summer Fruit Salad

The great thing about these recipes is their flexibility.  If you don't have any fresh corn, then substitute frozen or canned corn.  If you have regular potatoes instead of red skins, use those instead.  Any type of pork can be used with the marinade in the recipe, or if pork is expensive that particular week, use boneless chicken breasts.  At our house we have to be flexible because I primarily shop the sales to save money and vary the menu accordingly. I think you'll enjoy the recipes in the article.

~Happy Summer, Brenda