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Happy Monday, friends. This weekend we were away for a wedding and then we blinked and back to reality and the work week we go! If you follow me on Snapchat (username MelissaCreates) I shared a peek at this summer inspired spread and the bold tablecloth, which I heart and look forward to using again. Warning: my snapchat is baby overload. So, let’s chat about this fun spread!
Summer entertaining is for the chill. I’m semi-chill and the husband is super chill, so we provide the perfect summer entertaining vibe for our guests. I’m all about the fun display colors that summer reps and the husband is all about the food. Again, the perfect balance. Today I’m chatting about hosting a grill out that all your guests will enjoy! Before you continue reading I highly recommend turning on some Elton John tunes to get into the groove… you’ll get the full summer party effect.
Grab all the best summer party food spread + fruit pizza recipe details below! Go ahead and get ready to Pin like crazy. wink
Let’s chat grilled and fresh summer foods.
To jazz up my MorningStar Farms Grillers Original and Chik Patties I whipped up a Gorgonzola cheese herb mixture. It’s the perfect herb “bite” to add to grillers, chik patties and fresh grilled veggies. To create this perfect topping combine the following:
1/4 cup of Gorgonzola
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp rosemary
1 tsp salt
Sprinkle onto warm grilled food and serve.
It’s perfection on grilled summer food! Fresh veggies on the grill is one of the most delicious smelling things on earth. I’m not the only one that thinks this, right?
MorningStar Farms foods are a great option to have on hand at your grill out. A few of our friends are vegetarian so being considerate to them is important to us. I am game for meatless options as well! Choosing MorningStar offers a healthy option, but still brings great flavor. This summer take a Veg of Allegiance to go meatless for a desired amount of weeks and by doing so you’re entered to win prizes. Head over to MorningStar Farms website to sign the pledge and learn more.
I heart fresh fruit and it’s truly the perfect summer party food. Instead of placing traditional fruit bowls out I opted to display the fruit in one of my favorite trays with granola and almond slices. Doesn’t this fruit display look delish? For guests who might opt out of having a slice of fruit pizza, traditional fruit with granola is for the win. I could snack on fresh fruit all. day. long. during the heat wave months! You can grab the summer fruit pizza recipe and details below.
Fruit pizza, my new favorite summer treat! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a dessert pizza for awhile now and it was much easier than I anticipated. Needless to say, I’ll be making this dessert for all summer gatherings. Grab the printable recipe card below and let me know how your fruit pizza baking goes! Your guests and family will totally enjoy it.
- 1/2 c of butter
- 3/4 c of sugar
- 1 egg (room temperature)
- 1 1/4 c of flour
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 8 oz of cream cheese
- 1/2 c of sugar
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350
- Blend together butter, sugar and egg.
- Fold in flour, salt and baking soda.
- Roll and press out dough onto an ungreased pizza pan.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes and set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract together.
- Spread over cooled fruit pizza crust.
- Add fresh fruit and chill.
One of my go-to stores for entertaining essentials is Target. I picked up this bold tablecloth, fresh flowers, fruit, recipe ingredients, MorningStar Farms items and white plates at my local Target. You’re totally inspired to get shopping now, right? There’s never been a Target visit I’ve not enjoyed and when it comes to a grill out you’re covered. Be sure to check out more recipes that put a fun twist on grilling at the MorningStar Farms site website.
Happy summer entertaining, friends! Let me know how your next summer party goes, recipes and all.
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