Dishes for special occasions
“To roast some beef, to carve a joint with neatness,
To boil up sauces, and to blow the fire,
Is anybody’s task: he who does this
Is but a seasoner and broth-maker.
A cook is quite another thing. His mind
Must comprehend all facts and circumstances;
Where is the place, and what the time of supper;
Who are the quests, and who the entertainer;
What fish he ought to buy, and where to buy it.”
Have you started planning your 4th of July menu? I always plan ahead, because along with appetizers, salads, and hot dogs, I have come up with drinks and desserts. This year there’s going to be a platter of fresh vegetables from the garden, corn on the cob and roasted carrots, a variety of burgers, and homemade berry ice cream.
Need a last-minute recipe for the weekend? Here are some simple and delicious recipe ideas:
Turkey Kebab over Pita with Fresh Tomato Salsa
Orange Herb Oven-Baked Rutabaga Fries
Honey Glazed Roasted Chicken Sandwich with Cabbage & Corn Salad
Eggplant Dip with Rosemary and Roasted Tomatoes
Rosa's Yummy YumsJuly 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm
Have a great 4th of July.
June BabyJuly 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm
Everything looks delish! Love the rutabaga fries, they sound awesome. 🙂
La Table De NanaJuly 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Everything is always so pretty and appetizing here:)
Elen SmirnovaJuly 2, 2014 at 3:24 pm
Strawberry Mousse with Crème Patissiere looks absolutely fantastic! Love it^^
Te de TernuraJuly 3, 2014 at 5:38 am
Muy cierto el párrafo inicial, y muy ricos tus platos de verano.
UN ABRAZO YELENA :)))
MedejaJuly 3, 2014 at 8:47 am
I would make all of them! If I could.. 🙂
HEAVEN CAN WAITJuly 3, 2014 at 1:06 pm
Such a nice inspiration, Yelena.
Happy 4th of July! – Dominique
AnonymousJuly 5, 2014 at 6:17 pm
All of these recipes look delicious to me! I am going to start with the turkey kebabs! Happy 4th of July weekend!