Kick off the warm season and enjoy the beautiful outdoors while hosting quaint get-togethers with family and friends. It’s impossible not to be happy when the sky is clear, the sun is shining and the menu is quick and easy so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time relaxing in the sun with your family. Whether it’s a backyard barbecue, a patio picnic, or a relaxing garden party, make sure your sunshine celebration is a chilled out affair.
With Thermomix®, you can create delicious summer dishes that will keep you out of the kitchen, leaving you with time to enjoy relaxed conversations, good food and plenty of laughs with the ones you love. Planning a gathering for family or friends should be fun, so keep things simple.
Relaxing in Comfort!
Make sure your guests are comfortable. Spruce up the yard for a perfect summer cookout. Dust off the barbecue, clean up the lawn furniture, cushions and picnic blankets. Fill up a basket with all the essentials, such as sunscreen, hand wipes, and bug spray. Pull out all the hoses, sprinklers, water balloons, pool toys, water guns and Slip ‘n’ Slide and host an afternoon water party.
Decorate your house with a patriotic bunting and serve a traditional afternoon tea with classic egg salad sandwiches, sponge cake, refreshing pots of tea and jugs of lemonade. Not forgetting the strawberry shortcake, of course!
Delicious Food Ideas
Finger food is so much more fun in the sun. Provide plenty of plates and napkins and let guests help themselves. Prepare picnic items in advance to save time, such as Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad, Sausage Rolls or a Tarragon Chicken Quiche, and serve with a selection of salads.
Set up a refreshments table to keep everyone hydrated on a humid day. Red, White and Blue Frozen Lemonade or juices are perfect for little ones while the adults will enjoy celebrating in style with some elegant cocktails, and jugs of punch or sangria.
Try adding some frozen berries or watermelon balls to still or carbonated water to keep thirsts quenched as temperature rise. A big metal bucket filled with ice will keep everything cold.
When appetites are sated and the sun is still high in the sky, it’s the perfect time to hand out the Popsicles and listen as a satisfying silence descends. Or, for a light-hearted alternative, add a surprise element with Frozen Coconut Lime Cake offering all of the tantalizing sweetness without any refined sugar.
Finally… Come sundown, as your guests prepare to head home, enjoy the warm glow you’ll feel from giving them all such a memorable time!