Summer brings so many good things.
If hot, sticky weather is not to your liking, at least just concentrate on all the fun get togethers with friends and family.
You can always take refuge in an air-conditioned room when the temps climb too high.
The July 4th holiday is right around the corner.
If you plan, in advance, it takes the stress out of entertaining.
For instance, on Memorial Day last month, a get together had good food and nice company so it was a successful event.
It even turned out to be a dark day and rained torrents so we moved everything inside, lit the candles, pulled out the Bavarian china and managed to have a good time.
We even hauled the barbecue grill onto the side porch to prepare the hamburgers and hotdogs!
All planned in advance, here was the menu that all guests seemed to enjoy:
* Top quality hamburgers including some studded with bits of
* Fruit cup with coconut on the side
* Carrot sticks with ranch dip
*Hummus with pita bread triangles
* All beef hot dogs
* Cheese and pepperoni tray
* Chips and dip
* Homemade oatmeal raisin cookies
* Water, beer, etc.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DISH TO SERVE AT SUMMER GATHERINGS?