Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and presents a great opportunity to kickoff your warm weather entertaining. Playing hostess during the summer months always seems to be more relaxed and easier to pull off. I attribute that ease to menus that consist of simple, fresh ingredients and barbecued meats that just need a crisp wine pairing.
Once you’ve curated a collection of entertaining basics like quality dishes, flatware, and serveware, all it takes is a few seasonal touches like these placemats and napkins to bring your Memorial Day together. Cost Plus World Market is one of my go-to stores for holiday-themed items because of their wide array and great prices.
Heirloom tomato & burrata crostini
Barbecue baby back ribs
Mixed greens with pine nuts
Check back on Friday for a follow up recipe post, and feel free to comment or email me if you would like details on any of the other recipes!