Nicholas’ birthday falls during this time as well. At this age, it just means figuring out how many pizzas to order at the local bounce house venue, but when he gets older I’m sure it will mean cooking vats of chili for teenage boys who want to watch the game together. Wow, I just leapt ahead 10 years.
Anyway, this week I’m serving up a couple of menus that are great for weekend or weeknight entertaining, plus a great crockpot meal for the night you’re not on the go but too tired to cook!
Menu #1: Open house gathering
Even if you’re not entertaining, this is a great weekend meal that you can use the leftovers for later in the week.
Wine: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Menu #2: Elegant gathering with close friends
Salmon Pot Pie
Steamed Green Beans
Menu #3: Crock Pot Comfort
After you’ve had your fill of entertaining and just need a comforting crock pot meal, give this one a try. I found it on Recipe Girl’s blog, and it looks amazing.
1 3-pound filet of salmon, skin on
3 to 4 pounds of bone-in chicken pieces (drumsticks, breasts, thighs)
fresh or dried thyme
2 pounds assorted potatoes
cocktail pumpernickel slices
blue cheese, crumbled