When it comes to summer entertaining, it’s not hard to impress. But it’s easy to get yourself in over your head trying to do so.
Which is why I have a few rules about summer gatherings. About all entertaining, actually. But this menu is better suited to summer, so we'll call it that. My rules are thus:
To show you how it all looks in action, I’ve re-created a recent menu I assembled – mostly on the fly – when I found out a bunch of family members were coming over on a toasty Saturday afternoon. It was simple, delicious, effortless and everyone left satisfied. Depending on the size of your crowd, add some chips, hummus or guacamole, maybe a hunk of cheese and some fruit, and you’re good.