Spring Entertaining: Easy Menu Ideas
The warmth and sun have returned and what better time to make plans for a delightful spring gathering with friends and family! We’ve pulled together some simple menu ideas that focus on the lighter flavors of spring. Start your spring celebration menu planning here!
Strawberry Shortcake Chantilly
There’s good reason strawberry shortcake is a classic dessert. It’s simple, yet amazingly delightful.
Eggs in a Basket
Nestled in a whole wheat bread slice, these simple and delicious baked eggs make a delightful breakfast or brunch.
Spinach, Ham and Gruyere Strata
Egg strata makes a great addition to any brunch spread. With pieces of bread in the mixture, it’s a heartier version of a frittata or quiche and easily adapted to whatever ingredients you have on hand.
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes with Artichokes
Flavorful roasted potatoes and artichokes are dressed in a parsley and Dijon dressing. A delightful side!
Garlic Poached Mushrooms with Fresh Basil
These poached mushrooms make a delicious appetizer on their own or as part of an antipasto platter.
Chicken and Asparagus Roulade
This pizza is a lovely mix of sweet and savory, and showcases the Mediterranean flavors of figs and tangy cheese. If you are looking for some nibbles to serve alongside wine, make a few of these. They will be a hit!
Beet Pesto Crostini
Earthy, vibrant beets combine with garlic and crunchy sunflower seeds in this unusual (and vegan) pesto appetizer. Unlike herb pestos, this keeps refrigerated for a few days, tightly covered.
Chicken & Asparagus with Melted Gruyere
A luxurious white wine sauce with tarragon, lemon and Gruyère cheese make this simple and elegant dish delicious.
Moroccan Carrot Radish Salad
Shredded salads are incredibly quick and easy, when you use the food processor. In this one, the peppery kick of radishes and sweet crunch of carrots are enhanced with the tangy lemon dressing. Sort through the radish leaves, discarding any wilted ones, and chop the good ones to toss with the salad.