One fine Saturday you are strolling around the Farmer’s Market, chatting with all of the friendly folks there, and you run into some friends you have not seen in a while. So you invite them for an impromptu dinner party later that day. Great! You have gotten veggies, fresh bread, salad stuff; now, how to fill out the menu for an inspired supper? You could get in the car and drive to the supermarket, miles away – but who wants to waste a lovely summer afternoon in the car? Here’s what you can do!
- Stop in at Sara’s Harmony Way and get a couple of bottles of wine which are guaranteed to be fabulous. You could buy them blindfolded and it would be terrific, as they have only delicious wines!
- Main course – Run over to Mill Mart and look in the freezer: they carry local Dewig’s steaks, sausage and hamburger in the freezer. Fantastic local meat. You can thaw it and get out the grill.
- So how to make it special? Head to the Mews, of course. You thought it was just ladies wear and lovely home furnishings? Surprise: there is a whole food room full of delectable bottled gourmet preparations to liven up your festivities. Beautiful marinades and grilling sauces. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar, as well as incredible prepared salad dressings. Tasty dips, from Smoky Bacon & Cheddar to Artichoke Pesto. Olives for the hors d’oeuvres, along with crisp crostini crackers. Pecan pie filling in a jar! And are you out of cocktail napkins? But of course, they have those too.
Home you go, full of new inspiration and your mouth watering, and now you have time to take a Saturday afternoon nap before getting out the grill and putting on your best Hawaiian shirt. Bon Appetit!