I’m not one to hit the coffee shop for mocha lattes, cappuccinos or other specialty coffee drinks, unless it’s the holiday. Second Cup puts you in the holiday mood with some festive drinks and nibbles.
The long weekend is a perfect time to enjoy a little barbecuing. You could do smoked ribs or grilled salmon but for us the long weekend calls for a buffet of burgers and sweet grilled apples.
Pasta is a popular dish in our house, especially with the kids. In the fall we tend to make (and bake) a lot of it but the baking requires the (hot) oven, something we’re trying to avoid this summer. It seems cooking pasta on the BBQ is easier than you think. Serve with grilled maple brussel sprouts and bacon skewers and Island Ice for dessert for another Summer BBQ Sunday delight.
Sunday dinner has traditionally been roast in our house. Just because we have moved our Sunday dinner out into the backyard does not mean me can’t enjoy a good roast, a smoked roast. Add to that fruit in the form of a grilled watermelon and feta salad and chocolate fruit fondue.
The summer to me means more salads, fruits and fish. There’s something about the warmer weather and enjoying fish done on the grill. This weekend we try a friend’s dill cedar plank salmon, plus grilled corn with rosemary and salsa, roasted nuts and a summer classic, ice cream sandwiches.