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Easy Summer Night Dinner Idea

On a hot summer day, the last thing you want to do is make a big feast of a dinner. After working hard all day and getting stuck in miles long traffic, you just want to unwind with a fruity cocktail and a meal thats tasty but doesnt take all evening to make.

Instead of reaching for another microwavable dinner, treat yourself like an adult! You dont need hours to have put together a complete and tasty meal thatll have you reaching for seconds. During the summer months, youre probably craving something thats fresh and light rather than heavy pastas or warm food.

Our easy summer dinner idea below are perfect for the warm weather and are super easy to whip up in less than half an hour!

Before You Do Anything, Whip Up This Drink

Strawberries are all over the grocery store these days. This juicy and delicious summer fruit makes for a yummy ways to incorporate into dinner, desserts and of course, drinks! Strawberry flavored drinks are just what the doctor ordered to beat any summertime heat wave. And this strawberry infused vodka recipe does just the trick. See how you can make these strawberries and keep on hand to enjoy in your cocktails.

easy summer dinner strawberry drink

Make use of your local markets fresh strawberries and sip of this amazing cocktail as you whip up this easy meal.

Guacamole Made Easy

Guacamole doesnt have to be saved for Taco Tuesday night. This easy appetizer is a refreshing and cool way to snack before your main dish.

easy guacamole

We mixed up this yummy recipe that also uses salsa for an easy appetizer that you can make in minutes.

Cuckoo for Couscous

Couscous is a must-have staple in our pantry as its versatility allows for many recipes to made with a single box. And whats also great about this grain is how fast in can cook.

easy summer night dinner

Our Greek style couscous recipe is just the light an airy dish you need to accompany your strawberry infused vodka cocktail!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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