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Memorial Day Summer Entertaing Party Tips Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Hostess Recipes Memorial Day Entertaining

Kick off summer with simple recipes & adorable entertaining ideas & keeping it casual is easy to do. Cool down beverages with fresh fruit filled ice cubes & pack cold pasta salads in Mason jars. When nestled down in ice, they’re sure to be good & cold at mealtime. Follow my tips & practical advice for a soirée that’s sure to be the hit of the season.

No. 1

Wrap It Up

Plush dish towels are an affordable & practical idea for casual outdoor get-togthers.
Wrap the napkin substitutes with strips of burlap
& summer fabric prints for a touch of whimsy.

Simply fold & press with a hot iron.
Loop around the towel & secure with saftey pins or wooden clothes clips.

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Fresh from the garden blooms & colorful flatware in patriotic hues
lend easy style peaking from grocery aisle staples with pretty labels.

Sprinkle several throughout your table & outdoor space for an effortless pick-me-up.

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Pick A Backyard Bouquet

Seasonal blooms from your yard are always more special.
Snip southern floral favorites.

Oak Leaf Hydrangea * Hostas * Southern Shield Fern * Roses

Vintage Mason jars make for a sweet & effortless presentation.

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Break The Ice

Offer cool & refreshing lemonade as guests arrive to your soiree.
Flavored ice cubes get the conversation started.

Chop strawberries & toss blueberries into ice cube trays.
Fill with lemonade & freeze.

Keep puckery beverages from watering down in your glass.
Try adding to sweetened iced tea for a frozen Arnold Palmer twist.

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Dress For Summer Entertaining

Portion cool sides in Mason jars.
Choose a sweet fabric to dress up the lids & tie with twine.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Nestle in a large bowl of ice to keep the pasta cold & food safe.

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makes 10 servings

1 {16-oz} box corkscrew pasta
1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves
4 scallions, sliced
The juice of a lemon
2 small garlic cloves, pressed
3 Tbsp whole buttermilk
2 tsp anchovy paste
8 bacon slices, cooked & cut into thirds
1/3 cup coarsely chopped parsley leaves
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper

Cook the pasta according to package directions.
Drain & run under cold water until cool.

Pulse the mayonnaise, the basil, 1/3 cup parsley leaves, the scallions, the lemon juice,
the garlic cloves, the buttermilk & the anchovy paste in a food processor
for about 1 minute or until thoroughly blended.

Season generously with kosher salt & pepper to taste.
Toss with the cooked pasta. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Sprinkle with the bacon & the remaining parsley, just before serving.
Season generously with salt & pepper.

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 How To Kick Off Summer With A Bang
Try these tips for easy style & safe eats all season long

 The Tabletop

Enamelware & melamine are always safe bets.
No breakables here.

Look for white staple pieces in plates & platters.
Fill in with color on accent pieces such as bowls
… potato salad & cole slaw sides will shine in cheery hues.

Flatware with plastic handles are fresh & fun.
Thick, clear plastic tumblers keep beverages cool.

The Food

Safety first.
Pull cold items from the refrigerator or ice chest just before serving.
Nestle items in ice & keep covered preventing unwanted pests.

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