To me, summer is all about casual entertaining. And by casual, I, Alex, mean I want to entertain almost nightly without having to put in much work (don’t we all?). Sure, I love a good dinner party as much as the next food-loving gal, but summer is not the time for it. I want fast and easy, while still being everyday fancy, so I made this watermelon feta flatbread recipe a for a quick girls-night get together, and to say it was a hit would be an understatement!
Flatbreads are perfect for low-fuss entertaining. One part pizza, one part sharable dish, they don’t need to be piping hot to be delicious. I typically set a few out in trays around the living room to allow everyone to help themselves while I’m taking care of more important things, like pouring the wine!
Paired with a giant glass of rose, this watermelon flatbread appetizer is the perfect way to celebrate Summer produce in a unique way…
Since we’ve all just about mentally checked out for a the holiday weekend (I’m assuming, or maybe that’s just me), I thought I’d go ahead and take some of the work out of any last minute prepping for you with these 10 4th of July DIY’s and recipes to try! Don’t worry, they’re simple enough for you to still have time to bust a few out for a little added wow factor, without the time commitment, like our DIY mini burger macarons…
Though I’m usually all about the sweet side of things when it comes to recipes, I’m actually a big tart fan when it comes to drinks (I have convinced myself it makes me sip them a lot slower). I’ve even gotten on a major spicy kick lately (hello jalapeño and sriracha everything!), but since Texas weather brings enough heat on it’s own, I figured sticking with tart yet refreshing would be a good idea for this weekend’s festivities. Alas, I introduce you to this cute little strawberry grapefruit salty dog recipe that we whipped up with Hangar 1 Vodka (Jared is obsessed with the bottle).
The good thing about this recipe is for those of you that like a teeny bit of sour, but not too much, you can just add more strawberry to the mix to sweeten things up, and vice versa for the sour lovers. Plus, it’s a nice tie in with Summer and local farm fresh fruits. Fair warning though, these are super easy to drink!