Sunday Supper... Crepes with Summer Vegetables

This sounds light and delicious, we just have to try it tonight...

Crepes With Summer Vegetables  via Eating Well...Click here to visit their site for more yumminess.

Crêpes aren't just for dessert—they make a quick and savory weeknight dinner. Here they're filled with ricotta cheese, green beans, zucchini and corn and topped with a chive-cream sauce. Don't skip the step of placing a piece of parchment or wax paper under each crêpe as you fill it—without it, the crêpes are tricky to roll. Serve with: A tossed salad.

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives, divided, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped green beans
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels, (from 1 large ear; see Tip)
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 9-inch “ready-to-use” crêpes

Preparation

  1. Stir sour cream, 1/4 cup chives, milk, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, green beans and corn and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low; stir in ricotta, Monterey Jack, the remaining 1/4 cup chives, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook, stirring gently, until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. To roll crêpes, place one on a piece of parchment or wax paper (or leave it on the piece of plastic separating the crêpes in the package). Spoon one-fourth of the vegetable-cheese mixture (about 3/4 cup) down the center of the crêpe. Use the paper (or plastic) to help you gently roll the crêpe around the filling. Place the crêpe seam-side down on a dinner plate. Repeat with the remaining crêpes and filling. Serve each crêpe topped with 2 tablespoons of the reserved sauce and more chives, if desired.

The tables's set...

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  It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Image and Recipe via Eatingwell.com and Dress Design Decor

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Stylish Summer Entertaining.. Be Creative But Keep It Simple!

Our friend Yvonne with Stone Gable is hosting a link party, ... On The Menu Monday.  Bloggers from all over the country will link up and share menus, party tips and entertaining ideas...anything menu related.  We decided to join in on the fun...

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We're sharing tips and recipes for Stylish Summer Entertaining ...

Entertaining is made simpler this time of year because beautiful fresh flowers and plants are just outside the door...

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Clip sprigs of lavender for glasses filled with ice water or fresh lemonade ...

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Fresh mint for flavorful iced tea.

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Fresh herbs for recipes and garnish...

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Fresh cut hydrangeas make a simple but beautiful centerpiece...

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Love beautiful white dishes.  I have two different patterns... perfectly plain for  every day and casual entertaining...

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As well as dressier scalloped edge plates from Anthropology...

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Plain or fancy...it makes no difference.  The real wow is in simple details that make a big impact...

It may be a pretty cloth or candles...

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 A pair of runners across the table rather than a single placed the length of the table...These are just flour sack towels...but fabulous!

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Add collections to your table...these blue and white vases filled with tulips are stunning...

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How about clear jars lining the table with just single blooms from your garden?...

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How about a single line of lanterns?...

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This is fabulous due to repetition of the same yellow flower...From centerpiece to beverage to salad...

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Add pots of herbs, bulbs or succulents from your patio...

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Does it get any simpler than this?...yet, how beautiful?

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You're getting it ...

1.Take your queues from nature and create center pieces and garnish for your dishes from your own back yard...

2.Begin with a basic, like plain white dishes and add fun splashes of color or a particular theme with collected colorful plates, personal collections and even vintage finds...

3.An assortment of beautiful napkins is always great to have on hand , but you can never go wrong with a classic white linen...

Now For The Food...

I have to tell you that I'd much rather set the stage than prepare the food. It's hot outside so we'll keep it light and simple...

A simple Summer dinner for a few close friends...

Beverages:

Watermelon  Cooler

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Click here for the recipe...

Appetizer:

Assorted cheeses, crackers and fruit...

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For The Salad...

Vertical Pear Salad

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For the recipe click here...

You will not believe how easy this is...impressive looking , huh?

The Entree:

Grilled Balsamic-Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin

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Pennette w/ Zucchini, Ricotta, Salata and Fresh Herbs

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For the recipe click here..

and finally dessert...

Chocolate Decadent Brownies

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For the recipe click here...

There are sooo many fabulous ideas out there.  The possibilities are endless.  We'd love to hear some of your entertaining tips and favorite recipes...

It's your turn.  Let's talk.

A big thank-you to Yvonne at Stone Gable for inviting us to participate. Click here to hop on over and have your mind blown away by all the creativity and talent the blog world has to offer on Menu planning and entertaining.

Image Credits 1)Belgian Pearls2)Tumblr3)Cote de Texas4)Dcor de Provence5)Veranda6)Pinterest7)Cote Sud8)Unknown9)House Beautiful10)Griege11)All other images via Providence ltd. Design and Pinterest.

Sunday Supper...Burgers On the Grill

 

We've spent the entire weekend working outside.  I love all the hunting and gathering and planting...

 

 

I'm like a kid in a candy store in a nursery. 

 

We've worked up an appetite and are ready to fire up the grill.Tonight we're going to try Yvonne's burgers from StoneGable.

 

Recipe:

1 lb. 85% ground beef

1 package Lipton Onion soup mix

3 Tbs. water

3 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce (or a little more)

Freshly ground pepper

Pinch of salt

 

Put ground beef in bowl.  Add the rest of the ingredients and gently mix.  Shape into patties and grill to liking.  Do not press with a spatula.  You want the juices to stay inside of the burger.

 

We'll add cheese.  I know I'll be sorry in a few weeks when I have to wear a swimsuit at the lake but for tonight I'm just going to do it!!!

 

Doesn't that look totally yummy?

 

We have to eat outside...

 

 

 

Here's to gardening!!

 

 

 

 

 

What's on your menu?  It's your turn.  Let's talk!

 

Images via Google, Angelo Home blog, Cote de Texas, This is Glamorous