Make the feeling of summer last by getting together with friends, but this time, skip serving the usual burgers and dogs! Whether it's a big Labor Day Blowout or a night with the family, try something different with these fun and easy recipes suggested by fellow SheSpeaks members.
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Try one of these festive dinners, where you can make the base in advance and then leave it to your guests to add their favorite toppings!
Chicken Tacos: Shred rotisserie chicken and put in skillet with some green enchilada sauce and taco seasoning until warm. Heat some tortillas and a can of refried beans while the chicken is heating and then chop whatever veggies. Dinner on the table in about 15 minutes! (For a bigger crowd, you can also offer chopped meat, fish and/or roasted veggies.) - makysmama
Meatball Subs: Ingredients: frozen turkey meatballs, mozzarella cheese, hoagie/sub rolls, spaghetti sauce, chopped veggies, cheese. Directions: In a small kettle, heat spaghetti sauce. Add frozen meatballs to heat. Add warmed spaghetti sauce to each roll and add meatballs. Let your guests top with their choice of cheese and veggies. Yummy and super easy. - Philly_Girl
Chicken Sliders: Check out this how-to video showing a delicious summer meal and entertaining tips using Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE. Video by TabithaBlue, sponsored by Rubbermaid.
Don't stress about sides when you are entertaining. Try one of these options that are easy to throw together, but sure to please any guest.
Caprese Salad: An easy summer side is sliced tomatoes layered with basil and mozzerella, drizzled with a tasty balsalmic. - bwappman
Oven Roasted Veggies: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Chop butternut squash, onion, brussel sprouts, and whole cloves of garlic tossed with olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spread veggies evenly so they're not crowded. Roast for 40 minutes, turning veggies after 20 minutes for an even cook. - tweetibird
Drink Fruit Bar: Many people have fruit with dessert. But you can put a special twist on your drinks table by having a bowl of cut up fruit, like oranges, lemons, strawberries or raspberries to drop into drinks. This works great with ice water, champagne, wine, or even hard alcohol like vodka.
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Nothing says summer more than ice cream. But scooping different flavors can get tedious. Instead, serve piles of ice cream sandwiches. The classic could make any child, or adult, smile, but if you want to get fancier, they are easy to make in advance with ice cream and your favorite cookie. You can even add sprinkes or mini-chocolate chips to the sides.
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We took a great weekend to a local theme park and let the kids decompress at the pool!
Spend a lot of time outdoors at parks and taking long walks.
I'm making the most of the end of my summer by working and requesting days off in the Fall. I LOVE having something to look forward to.
Getting my house organized and ready to be cozy the fall.
Spending as much time as possible with my kids and grandkids!! There just doesn't seem to be enough time to be together anymore these days!!
This past weekend we grilled and spent the weekend outdoors as we plan to close up the pool and deck next week so it was bitter sweet time spent with family and friends. I'm looking forward to fall and the beautiful fall foliage but not at all interested in the return of winter. Burr.
We're going to California for a girls trip for the last week of summer! We've rented a house on the beach and it's going to be awesome! I'm so excited!
Going to the lake every weekend that I have off work!!
Preparing simple tasty meals.
Enjoying it by eating Watermelon and Drinking Sweet Tea on the porch.
Im making the most out of my local food bank during the summer while every one is out doing things.I go one time a month but I go on the day that the local farmers market vendors donate their fresh, UN sold products.Since the food bank cant store these products easy they give all they get, and I cut,store,pack,pre-cook these and now I dont have to worry about eaating healthy during the winter when I have a lower budget to buy food.
I made freezer meals for the school year! And a few more trips to the beach!
I am making the most of summer by spending as much time as I can outdoors!
Just staying home since I recently broke my leg.
We are going to the zoo and the aquarium!