Summer Party-Bash-Menu-Treat-Picnic

Once each week this summer I am going to do a summer party menu because I believe
that every day of summer should be celebrated. It is a time to kick off your real shoes
and hang in flippies (flip flops), go to the beach and let your hair down.
That and good refreshing food to accompany summer fun.
If you would like to be included in my Summer Bash round up each week email me at I would love to have your recipe on one of my posts!!!!
Tortellini With Peas is the perfect light and easy main dish for a summer bash.
Made Famous By: Martha Stewart
Photobucket cute are THESE!!!! I am dying over here at how cute these are!!
Made Famous By: Sweetology
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And for Dessert these lovely Strawberries and Cream Bars
Made Famous By one of my favorite bloggie friends Val So Cal
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Strawberries and Cream Bars

2 pounds of strawberries, hulled and halved. (6 cups)
1 1/2 cups sugar
coarse salt
7 large egg whites
2/3 cup cold heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

1) In a blender, combine strawberries, 3/4 cup sugar, and a pinch of salt and
puree until smooth. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Transfer to freezer
and scrape with a fork every 30 minutes until mixture is thick and slushy,
2 hours. Smooth top with rubber spatula.
2) In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat egg whites on high
until foamy. With mixer on medium, gradually add 3/4 cup sugar. Increase
speed to high and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form, 3 minutes. In another
bowl, beat cream and vanilla on high until stiff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes.
With a rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into the egg white mixture.
Pour over strawberry mixture and smooth with rubber spatula. Freeze until
firm, about 4 hours. Makes 12 bars. Everyday Food.


  1. Heather, I love this idea of doing party menus!!! Your blog is awesome-I am going to try some of these yummy recipes. I have a mentioned that you went to a party on the 4th that had a taco bar. I am doing a "fiesta" in September and wanted to do a taco bar. For my family I usually fry up corn tortillas, but for the party, its after a baptism, so they would have to be done way in advance and might take too much time. So what I am getting at is, did the taco bar have store bought shells or what did they do? Any suggestions you have would be much appreciated! Thanks! Amanda

  2. Hi Amanda!!
    I miss you! The person who hosted the party hired a company to do the taco bar. They pre-made the beef, chicken, beans and rice. Then grilled two corn tortillas for each taco to order.

    A good idea for the corn tortillas is to grill or warm them up in a skillet then get one of those pans that catering companies use. (The one with the flame under it) That way after you grill the tortillas you can keep them warm in the pan. OR you could heat them up in the microwave with a damp cloth wrapped around them. Either way would work.

    They also had bowls of diced cilantro, diced onions, wedges of lime and salsa. It is one of my favorites!!!!


  3. Thanks for the tips! I'm thinking I need to hire someone to make my life easier!



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