You Want a Party “Easy Button”

August 21, 2009 by

It's Friday!

And you're throwing a party this weekend ... quite possibly the last one of the summer!

Everyone RSVP'd yes so you're expecting a big crowd.

And even though cooking for large groups can be a challenge, you want a menu that your guests will rave about.

But you want to be able to enjoy the party too!

The key to a stress-free party is to create a menu of items related to one another.

For one, it makes it easy to narrow down the choices, and all of the flavors will go together.

And two, it ensures you won't have to buy a ton of extra ingredients, since many of the recipes will have ingredients in common.

Well get ready to celebrate, because this summer party "easy button" recipe collection allows you to prepare everything in advance, so that you can kick back and relax with your guests.

It's a collection of some of my favorite recipes - all of which I'll be serving this weekend!  Even my husband commented just last night how easy this party seems, despite the large number of guests.

It's all thanks to the WhatToCookWhen.com Easy Button!

Well that and my awesome friends who always round out the menu with delicious desserts and a few extra appetizers. :)

So the next time you're looking to throw and easy summer party, have no fear your "easy button" is here.  You have the perfect recipes for a summer finale guaranteed to ensure you'll be throwing the party again next year!

Until our next meal,

Rebecca

Summer Party "Easy Button" Recipe Collection

Pulled Pork with Sweet and Tangy Barbeque Sauce

Get ready, because this pulled pork recipe is to die for! And if you like sweet and tangy barbeque sauce, then hold on to your hat cowboy. Because you are never going to want to buy pre-made sauce again. This sauce would rock on ANY meat you pour it on. Brisket, chicken, ribs, whatever.

The Best Baked Beans Recipe Hands Down

You’ve searched for the perfect baked beans recipe before … and now you’ve found it. Beans with the perfect blend of salt and sweet. Not too over-powering. And no one flavor standing out above any others. Not too runny. And just sticky enough, to ever so gently grip the fork.

Broccoli Salad With Bacon & Sunflower Seeds

This salad will be adored by party guests -- the guys and gals will equally love it.  (That’s correct guys, it has bacon.)  The broccoli base gives you something a little different than your typical salad, the combination of salty and sweet is perfectly blended, and the crunchy finish ties the perfect little bow on this wonderful package of flavors.

Sweet and Creamy Coleslaw

There are so many great coleslaw recipes out there, ranging from tangy, to tart, and even spicy. But this recipe is for a classic simple and sweet coleslaw. It's very similar to what you would find in most barbeque restaurants, and therefore pairs perfectly with the strong smokey flavors from the grill.

Here's to a wonderful (and easy) party!

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