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season bbq 
by Erika Molnar |
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It’s the end of the warm season, the time of nice evenings with a little chill in the air…. If you live south, it’s not even so chilly. It’s perfect weather for a barbeque.

Invite people over for a mid-afternoon get-together. Get up at 10, eat a late breakfast and roll out that grill. Chop some vegetables before the guests arrive. Chat over drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you prep the grill for action. Cooking is a social affair, and you’ll have many volunteers.

Serve dinner at 4:30 or 5, while it’s still light outside, and you’re golden. What you do afterwards is up to you – does your party spill over into an excursion to a film, a raucous game, or just people sitting outside talking into the twilight?

Here are your insta-party instructions and shopping list. I’ve used the following recipes with great success at formal dinners honoring fancy achievements, at simple grad student gatherings, and even at my own wedding. The food can go upscale, served with candles and tablecloths and fancy dishes, or just be plain old normal buddies-and-beer. Happy grilling!

the menu*
hors d’oeuvres
Baked Brie with pecans, served on water crackers
Guacamole and mixed-color chips
Crudités with hummus 

Grilled Vegetable Salad
Basmati Rice with Peas
Tofu and/or Chicken
with Sweet Citrus Marinade
Spinach Salad with Mushrooms

Fresh Fruit Salad with vanilla ice cream or lemon sorbet

*click on the links above to skip around to specific recipes, or follow the link below to keep reading the article

this way for beverage suggestions and shopping list


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