Alright folks, it’s Summertime and we all know that means outdoor entertaining for those living in San Diego. Often times, hosting a party can mean being stuck at the grill or running around like a chicken with its head cut off, neither of which are not particularly enjoyable. Entertaining guests in your outdoor kitchen should be stress-free and fun; and, you should be able to enjoy the party alongside your guests without having to play grill-master the entire time.
We love hosting a stress-free party (or two) over Summer, so we find ourselves scouring for creative and time-efficient recipes to impress our guests while keeping the host happy. So, why not share the love? Here are some recipes we think you need to try this Summer!
Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers:
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This recipe is amazing because you can prep everything the night before and throw them on the grill when you’re ready. Chicken grills quickly and finger foods always fair nicely at parties. The peanut sauce is to die for. Full recipe here.
Easy Summer Corn Salad:
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When you have a party to throw (not to mention attend), there isn’t a lot of time for chopping vegetables. This Summer corn salad is so easy and pairs with just about anything. Forget endless chopping – you’ll have this recipe finished in under 10 minutes. As a bonus – you can also make this the night before your party and no one will know the difference. Full recipe here.
Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream
We believe that every party needs dessert, but it doesn’t need to be complicated or store bought. This recipe has less than 5 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make. Your guests will absolutely love this dish – and you’ll win some major brownie points with the health conscious crowd! Full recipe here.
Raspberry Peach Lemonade
What party is complete without a Summer cocktail? We love this raspberry peach lemonade with a twist (of vodka, that is!). However, light rum doesn’t sound bad either 🙂 We love this recipe because it can be made the night before and kept in the refrigerator overnight until you’re ready to start the party! Serving this in glass or plasticware alongside a cute straw makes it look much fancier than it is. Full recipe here.
If these Summer recipes don’t have your mouth watering, we don’t know what will! If you try any of these for your parties this Summer, let us know what you think!