A Summer Solstice Supper and Book Buffet
My friends and I picked the Summer Solstice to offer you a sumptuous supper and a buffet of books to satisfy your reading hunger. A good meal and a great book—summer doesn’t get any better than that.
Each author is sharing a favorite dish, and the menu is chock-full of mouthwatering delights. The buffet of books offers a flavor for everyone: Romance of many genres, historical stories, cocktails made simple, and secrets to an enriched life.
To see the ingredients for each menu item as well as books and buy links of the participating authors, go to http://lindajoycecontemplates.wordpress.com/.
Blackberry Gin and Tonic by J.K. O’Hanlon –Three Ingredient Cocktails ~ www.thirstyjane.com
Pomegranate Martini by Kathy L Wheeler – Quotable ~ http://kathylwheeler.com
Japanese Chicken Wings by Jan Morrill –The Red Kimono ~ www.TheRedKimono.com
Sweet & Sour Hawaiian Meatballs by Vonnie Davis – Rain Is A Love Song ~ http://www.vintagevonnie.blogspot.com
Easy Stuffed Mushrooms by Alicia Dean – Liberty Awakened (Isle of Fangs, Book 1) ~ http://aliciadean.com/alicias-blog/
7 Layer Salad by AJ Nuest – She’s Got Dibs ~ http://ajbooks.blogspot.com
Mandarin orange & spinach salad by Barbara Barrett – And He Cooks Too ~ www.barbarabarrettbooks.com
Mango Black Bean Salad for 4 by Romney Nesbitt – Secrets from a Creativity Coach ~ www.romneynesbitt.net
Pesto Chicken by Nancy Parra – Gluten for Punishment ~ www.nancyjparra.blogspot.com
Taquitos by Calisa Rhose – Risk Factors ~ http://calisarhose.com/chit-chat/
Linda’s Summer Shrimp Boil by Linda Joyce – Bayou Born ~ http://lindajoycecontemplates.wordpress.com/
Oven Fried peach chicken by Juli D. Revezzo – The Artist’s Inheritance ~ http://julidrevezzo.com/blog/
Betty’s Nutty Pork Chops by Betty Bolte – Hometown Heroines ~ www.bettybolte.com/blog.html
Kolaches by Gina Hooten Popp – The Storm After ~ https://www.facebook.com/ginahootenpoppauthor
Chocolate-Cherry-Coconut Cupcakes by Luna Zega – Tokyo Tease ~ http://lunazegawordpress.com
Fruit Compote by Brenda Sparks – A Midsummer Night’s Demon ~
After Dinner Drinks
After Dinner Iced Coffee by Sandra Sookoo – Winging It ~ http://sandrasookoo.wordpress.com/
My offering in this menu is Mandarin Orange and Spinach Salad
Mix together the following dressing ingredients prior to salad prep and refrigerate:
Dry ingredients: 1 t. salt, 1 t. celery seed, 1 t. dry mustard, 1 t. paprika, 1 t. onion flakes, ¼ c. sugar or sugar substitute
Gradually add in, ½ c. vinegar (I use either white or apple) and 1 c. oil (I use canola)
This will make more than you need. Use maybe half at first, to taste.
1 large package spinach (2 pkgs. Baby spinach) (Other types of greens may be substituted)
½ package shredded red cabbage
½ c. sliced almonds (more to taste)
1 can mandarin oranges (larger can to taste)
½ c. sliced mushrooms (optional)
¼ c. thinly sliced onion
Happy eating and reading!
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