Menu Ideas

It can be a challenge to select dishes that complement each other. Try one of these menus for inspiration!

Brunch with College Friends:
Bagel Bake
Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Casserole
Roasted Potatoes
Graham Cracker Granola
Mocha Marble Loaf Cake with Espresso Glaze
Coffee and Mimosas
{inspired by my pi phi girls!}
See it in Buzzfeed format here!

Brunch with College Friends II:
Avocado Toast with Shaved Radishes
Sweet Potato, Kale, and Apple Hash
Spinach and Cottage Cheese Quinoa Bake
Lox & Mini-Bagels with Cream Cheese, Red Onion, and Capers
Ga’s Blueberry Cake
Green Juice, Orange Juice, and Champagne
{Memorial Day Weekend 2016}

Girls’ Night In:
Hummus & Veggies
Caprese Skewers
Salad {Choice of Protein – Broiled Shrimp or Oven “Fried” Chicken; toppings – carrots, celery, goat cheese, roasted red peppers, almond slivers}
Pavlovas with Fresh Fruit Sauce
Prosecco and Sparkling Cider
{inspired by SLRH’s “last night out” before baby #1}

Date Night(s):
Spinach & Ricotta Gnudi with Simple Tomato Sauce
Roasted Chicken
Brussels Sprouts with Fuji Apples
Apple Pie a la Mode
Bourbon and Pinot Noir
{inspired by a special guy, wherever he may be now}

Prosciutto, Parmesan, and Arugula Flatbread with Fig Jam Spread
Spinach Salad with Beer-Soaked Mushrooms, Fried Goat Cheese, and Warm Bacon Dressing
Porter-Marinated Flank Steak with Aji Sauce and Spicy Guacamole
Brown Butter Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars
Cabernet. Lots of Cabernet.
{well at least dinner was delicious!}

Work Friends in Town:
Green Grape Gazpacho
Kale & Quinoa Salad with Honey-Ginger Dressing
Steamed Green Beans
Chicken, Peach & Red Onion Chipotle Kabobs
Honey-Mustard Brisket with Peach Puree
Peach and Plum Cobbler
Cabernet and Riesling
{inspired by some colleagues who I thought might enjoy some home cooking}

Housewarming Party:
Fresh Hot Pretzel Bites (plain and garlic-parmesan) with mustard and marinara dipping sauces
Summer Rolls with Easy Peanut Sauce
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Bourbon Chicken Bites
Veggies and Dip
Cheese & Crackers
Perfect Fudge Brownies
Angel Food Cake
Wine, Beer, and Vodka
{inspired by a recent shindig}

Holiday Dinner in the City:
Challah with Apples and Honey
Spinach Parmesan Cakes
Steamed Broccoli
Lightened-Up Noodle Kugel
Skillet Roasted Chicken Breasts with Garlic and Parsley
Various Treats from Jewish Delis
{inspired by RH 2014}

Passover – Easter Dinner
Deviled Eggs
Matzo Ball Soup
Mom’s Brisket
Roasted Turkey Breast
Kosher-for-Passover Stuffing
Roasted Potatoes
Steamed Green Vegetables
Kale Salad
Chocolate Flourless Cake
Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
Water and Wine
{inspired by Passover – Easter Dinner 2012}

Afternoon at the Vineyards
Pretzel Rolls {this recipe without the garlic and parmesan}
Brie, Blue, and Honey Goat Cheeses
Sliced Baguette
Salami & Prosciutto
Eggplant-Red Pepper Dip with Pita Chips
Grapes & Clementines
Reese’s Puffs Treats
Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels
Wine {obv}
{inspired by an afternoon of Maryland countryside and eight awesome ladies}

Veterans Day Feast
Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Pita Chips
Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Dipping Sticks
Steamed Green Beans
Twice-Baked Potatoes
Broiled Shrimp (Cilantro-Parsley Marinade)
Broiled Petite Prime Filet Mignon
Chocolate Flourless Cake
Angel Food Cake with Berries
{inspired by some troops, to thank them for their service}

Family Brunch
Kale & Egg Quiche with Sweet Potato “Crust” (broccoli subbed out for peppers in one, and spinach in a second)
Roasted Potatoes
Graham Cracker Granola
Chicken Sausage
Lox with Rye Bread and Pretzel Bread
Ga’s Easy Blueberry Coffee Cake
Strawberry – Banana – Raspberry Juice (made by LL)
{inspired by a family gathering during a parental visit to DC}

Breakfast for Dinner {gluten free}
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Bacon-Pancake Dippers (Nutella optional)
Kale + Spinach Egg Muffin Cups
Local Berry Smoothies
{inspired by a week in the Pacific Northwest, and bacon}

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