It’s Summer! What are you Bringing to the Party?

It’s officially the first day of summer! Boy oh boy has it felt like summer this week too with temperatures reaching 34C and feeling even hotter! I also know its summer because wedding season has hit and the back yard parties are in full swing.

I’m attending my cousins wedding this weekend and had to turn down a backyard barbeque and a pool party invitation! Everyone is excited to dive into summer entertaining. I’ll be hosting a few relatives in between the ceremony and reception this weekend so I hit the recipe collection for great appetizer and finger food ideas that will hold everyone over in the afternoon.


Crunchy Peanut and Mushroom Spring Rolls are always a party favourite and look beautiful on the table! An app that’s easy to prepare ahead of time is the Chicken and Mushroom Strudel with Cucumber Sauce, which has a light summery appeal. If there are children in the group or if you have “big kids” like my family does, these Crunchy Portabella Fingers will fly off the plate!

Here are some of my other favourites:

Whatever the occasion is this summer, Mushrooms Canada has the recipe for you! Don’t forget to include raw mushrooms in your veggie trays this summer! Fresh mushrooms have high water content, are low in fat and contain some fibre, so they help you feel full without the extra calories. A great tip for those of us concerned about how we look in our party dresses ;)

What do you have planned this weekend and what dish are you bringing?

-Shannon


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