I enjoy inviting friends over for a quiet Sunday afternoon get together after a game of golf or to play bocce. I serve Italian cocktails like a Negroni or an Aperol Spritz. (See my cocktail Recipes in next week’s issue).
The zucchini flowers are now plentiful and combine with pasta to make a savory dish with a glass of great wine.
I have included pictures here of dishes that make a casual presentation. You can bring my creations together to add a polished appeal to your social gatherings.
Below I give you some entertaining ideas to set a lovely table, but use your own creative ideas and watch how your party becomes both memorable and delicious.
SET IN A BOX
Say No to Bugs
Shoo bugs away from the dinner table by putting a large bowl of herbs which will repel insects. Use lavender and mint plants.
If you have a Fire Pit, throw in a bunch of sage so the bugs will fly away!
Just Ask Marion
If you would like information on a certain recipe
Where to buy a particular product
If you would like to see a recipe of your choice
If you dined in a restaurant and liked something special, I will create a recipe for you.
Try to always add a salad to the entrée course. Select from various Italian greens like raw escarole, Tuscan kale, baby arugula or mix all together with Jersey tomatoes, white onions, a Balsamic glaze and EVOO.
IN BOX (PHOTO ON DESKTOP)
HEAD – Taralli for Napkin Rings
I often use a taralle for a napkin ring. My guests love it because after they take the napkin out of it, they eat it! I love it because it’s one less thing to clean later on!! LOL #Buy a Bag Full. # Very Italian.
TIDBITS – MARION WILL TEL WHERE TO PUT
Summer Entertaining Inspirations
Stylish last minute ideas
Beautiful heavy plastic plates are great for outdoor dining. Make Target and Sur La Table your best friend for inexpensive and impressive dining items.