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Our Favorite Summer Dinner Ideas

Thanks for sharing!

As the heat turns up, our taste preferences change to fresher, lighter and quicker dinners.  Here are some of our favorite summer dinner ideas!

Collage of images perfect for serving for a summer dinner including salads, shrimp, sandwiches and sheet pan suppers.

Spring was a little late to arrive this year. I’m not sure if the warmer weather  got held up in the TSA line or maybe it was just enjoying its stay in the southern hemisphere?

No matter where it was, it came in roaring.  It didn’t seem like we had much of a transition. There were layers and goosebumps one day, and heat and humidity the next.

The arrival of warm weather usually signals the beginning of hibernation season for our soup pots and casserole dishes. When the air is running non-stop, baking a casserole in the oven for an hour just has less appeal.

So it’s time to grab the charcoal and tongs, the salad bowls and sandwich fixings.  Lighter, brighter and fresher is just around the corner. So here are a few summer dinner ideas to get those creative  juices flowing. What are your favorite summer dinners?

Summer Suppers

As the heat turns up, our taste preferences change to fresher, lighter and quicker dinners.  Here are some of our favorite summer dinner ideas!

Thanks for sharing!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 8th of June 2018

These all look like great summer meals, but that salad is perfection!

Carlee

Sunday 10th of June 2018

Thank you!

Books n' Cooks

Thursday 7th of June 2018

That Italian sausage & veggie sheet pan dinner was one of my favorite new recipes tried last summer. I can't wait to make it with all of my garden veggies this summer.

Carlee

Sunday 10th of June 2018

I am looking forward to that too! The zucchini wave should be hitting any minute!

Jolene

Thursday 7th of June 2018

Thank you for the ideas! Been trying to switch gears to a more summery menu and have been hitting a wall. :)

Carlee

Sunday 10th of June 2018

It never hurts to have a little inspiration!

Anonymous

Wednesday 6th of June 2018

SO many great summer recipes! Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

Carlee

Sunday 10th of June 2018

Thank you!

Debbie

Thursday 31st of May 2018

Hi Carlee, as our lump of pork cooks in the halogen, I'm rather fancying your antipasto salad!

xx

Carlee

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

I wish I could send you some!