Simplify your entertaining with this menu for a laid-back dinner party.
This fresh summer menu is guaranteed to please your dinner guests. Its creator, Karen Brosius, executive director of the Columbia (South Carolina) Museum of Art, is a terrific cook and often hosts the museum’s young professionals group at casual gatherings. The vibe of this meal is relaxed, fun, and definitely delicious.
Carolina Peach Sangria
Recipe: Carolina Peach Sangria
Start your menu with this refreshing Southern version of the classic wine punctuated by fresh peaches and raspberries. Make the sangria the day before to allow the flavors to blend.
Recipe: Lemon Chicken
A flavorful lemony chicken breast anchors the meal. A simple sauce and lemon slices make an elegant presentation for the skillet-cooked chicken.
Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, and Almonds
Creamy goat cheese, crunchy toasted almonds, juicy red tomatoes, and flavorful vinaigrette puts this recipe a cut above ordinary green beans.
Recipe: Carrot Orzo
Though made with orzo rather than rice, this colorful dish is similar to risotto.
Profiteroles with Coffee Whipped Cream
These small cream puffs are the perfect finishing touch to your meal. The 4-ingredient dough is surprisingly easy to make, and a simple Coffee Whipped Cream fills the crisp shell. Prepare the puffs up to 2 days in advance and store them cooled and unfilled in an airtight container.