Cooking Up The Perfect Summer Dinner on TV in Chicago! Tweet 1st August 20121/08/12 Amy's Blog Amy Hanten 0 Comments Having company over this summer? I get it! It can be stressful! I love to entertain but, I’m all about doing it the easy way! That means making things ahead of time and keeping it simple. Think 3 or 4 dishes, not 15! I was recently on WGN-TV in Chicago sharing my perfect summer dinner. You can do it! You can! I can help! Start with a dip or two to get the party going, like my rockin’ 3 ingredient Fruit Dip served with fresh berries and pineapple or my Dill Dip served with crisp, colorful fresh veggies. Both dips can be made a few days ahead. Speaking of making things ahead of time, that’s why I love coleslaw! It just gets better after a few hours or overnight in the fridge. Everybody will love my Door County Cherry Slaw with dried cherries and almonds in a honey lemon dressing. Yum! For the main course, do a Shrimp Boil. Just one big pot and it all goes in there! Shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and onions. There’s nothing better! For dessert in the summer you gotta do homemade ice cream! It’s so fun! My Dad’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream is the bomb and so simple! You need to make it! You really do! Did I talk you into hosting a summer party? Let me know how it goes! Take lots of pictures and cook up some great summer memories! What’s your idea of the perfect summer dinner? Please share your favorite summer recipes! I’d love to feature them on my website! Share Your Secrets[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] ×Cooking Community - Share Your Recipe Recipe Title Ingredient List Directions Other Notes (optional) Recipe Category (choose 1 or 2) Breakfast & Brunch Sandwiches Appetizers Soups Salads Sides Casseroles Slow Cooker Dinner Desserts Drinks Please attach a photo of your recipe. (Maximum file size: 5 MB. Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png. Images should be at least 700 pixels wide for best display.) [honeypot email-976] [dynamichidden* dynamichidden-username "CF7_get_current_user"] [dynamichidden* dynamichidden-email "CF7_get_current_user key='user_email'"] Δ ×Cooking Community - Share Your Java Blog Blog Title Content Please attach a photo of your recipe. (Maximum file size: 5 MB. Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png. Images should be at least 700 pixels wide for best display.) [honeypot hunt-349] Δ ×Book Club Choice Your Name Your Email Book Title Description/Notes [honeypot cantseethis] [anr_nocaptcha g-recaptcha-response] Δ × This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work! Please upgrade today!