There are two things I enjoy very much in this world, summer and food. The warm nights call for some fun easy dinner recipes with some extra summer flare. I love trying new recipes, especially the ones that don’t require a ton of effort when I’d rather be outside playing with my kids! Here are a few of my favorite summer dinner recipes, and the links to the yummy webpages where they can be found. Your welcome.
What says summer better than the fruit of the tropics? This Hawaiian BBQ Chicken is to die for. With pineapple, teriyaki sauce and veggies, it brings the taste of summer right into your backyard! As someone who thoroughly enjoys the Hawaiian Islands this chicken brings me right back to my vacations. The preparation is quick and easy. Whether on your grill, in a camp fire or in the oven this is the perfect dinner to bring you to your own little paradise. *Cue sunhat and beach chair*
Something I quickly learned in my travels is that there is no better seafood than island seafood. It’s just so fresh! It is hard to find great fish being so far away from the coast, but Garlic Lemon Mahi Mahi is nothing short of delicious. The best part of this dish is it’s one pan, low mess and about 20 min. start to finish. Delicious and simple. Throw some steamed veggies in the mix, and you’re going to be feeling like a super chef. Go conquer that dinner! p.s. Costco is a great place to find frozen Mahi Mahi, your welcome.
Summer would not be complete without good old BBQ ribs. I know it’s a big favorite in my family. There is never a Fourth of July party without “Poppy’s Ribs”, and although I can’t divulge the family secrets of his ribs… mostly because he didn’t tell anyone LOL…I can give you an amazingly delicious alternative. These moist, fall-off-the-bone, Low and Slow Ribs are a summertime must!
If your wanting a yummy light dessert you can find the recipes to my orange cake Here. My kids say it taste like a creamsicle but it can also be very sophisticated if you use the rum in the cake and frosting. It’s so refreshing you will almost think its a healthy fruit! Ok that might be a stretch but it’s really really good I promise.
I know what you’re thinking. Root Beer flavored sandwiches, gross! But don’t let the name fool you, these Pulled Pork Sandwiches are as tasty as ever. The Root Beer really adds a sweet flavor to the pork, combined with your favorite BBQ sauce and you’ll never do pulled pork the same again. The best part is, no oven needed! What’s worse than being outside in the heat just to come into a kitchen heatwave created by your hardworking oven? Not much, I can tell you that! When the heat won’t quit, let the slow-cooker do the work for you. It’s summer after all, and you deserve a vacation too!