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.
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ADD A SALAD
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.