Time is short in the summer if you want to squeeze every ounce out of your day. This is especially true if you still head off to work. Daylight savings will allow you to squeeze more into the busy day. When duty calls cook Mimi’s Tried and True Summer Recipes.
Shrimp tried and true recipes
For beach vacation starters I always like to plan a low country boil with shrimp, corn and potatoes. Make sure to cook more shrimp than you want to eat to allow extra to be used in another dish. Boiled shrimp are perfect to make my favorite cold shrimp dip. This Hauntingly Delicious Shrimp Dip is a the vehicle for ruffles or crackers. If you are trying to reduce carbs, eat with cucumber slices.
Fresh shrimp is plentiful along the coast and reasonably priced. Another dish that is easy and delicious is Spicy Gulf Shrimp Gravy Andouille Sausage and Grits Recipe. Serve along with a toasty New Orleans French Bread and a Sauvigon Blanc wine.
Every dinner party needs a refreshing cocktail to chill and relax your guests. Watermelon adds a fresh taste, vitamins and a flavor that will remind you of lazy days of summer. In addition it is low in calories and high in potassium and antioxidants. Summer Rebellion Watermelon Martini is on my list to make for this weekend after I paddle with friends. How will you spend your weekend?
Every day is a gift and we should celebrate each one. Cooking at home will make your daily celebration a special one. If possible spend time in the kitchen with loved ones and cook a meal together. More hands make for lighter work and so that you may return to the sunshine or sunset.
Have a happy and safe Summer. Cook Mimi’s Tried and True Summer Recipes. If you need more suggestions, review categories to see what recipes that you may have missed. Need a beach menu plan? https://www.diningwithmimi.com/make-ahead-beach-menu-freeze-transport/
What is your favorite time-saving recipes to cook in the Summer?
Love from Mimi’s Kitchen