July 25, 2008

Friday Linkfest: Brunch, Lunch & Dinner

One of the things I enjoy most about summer is that it's the time of year when old friends come out of the woodwork and making new ones is nearly effortless. The warm weather and relaxed vibe of the summer must be something of a subliminal signal to socialize. So I was inspired to make today's Friday Linkfest a bit more about easy summer entertaining:

Entertaining Brunch Menu Suggestions

fruit & brie sandwiches
Sweet Hibiscus Tea
flowers in vintage tea tins
Frozen Frangelico Coffee with Cream
melon mimosa
flatbread with herbs

Lunch Menu Suggestions

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad
Chicken, Goat Cheese, Arugula and Apricot Sandwich
Cacao Pistachio Florentine and Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Delicious Delightful Dinner Suggestions

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Japanese Marinade (also good for tofu)
Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Sage
Napa Valley Basil-Smoked Burgers
grilled scallops and nectarines with corn and tomato salad

Enjoy the weekend!