This post is sponsored by Barefoot Refresh®, but all opinions, thoughts, food, friends, fun and words are my own.
Summer is starting to fade, but never fear – the air is still warm, the sun is still bright, the leaves are still green and last minute summer get togethers are still happening. Don’t worry! We’re here to make sure you’re always prepared for those last minute festivities.
Here are some of the items you should always have stocked:
- Apple’s (and other fresh fruit)
- Salami, pepperoni, prosciutto
- Raw veggies like carrots and tomatoes
- A dip
- Hotdogs or burgers (or the veggie equivalent)
- Sparkling mineral water
- A refreshing cocktail to drink. One of my favorites is Barefoot Refresh®
Quick Easy Recipes
Apple and Cheese: Slice apples, top with cheese (goat or gouda) sprinkle bacon bits and drizzle with honey.
Lentil Dip: This is one of our favorites. You’ll need steamed lentils, bruschetta, and crumbled goat or gouda cheese. I know this wasn’t on the list, but it’s is always stocked at my house. If you have a Trader Joe’s, this recipes is as easy as combining these three times.
Cheese Plate: This is the easy part and a favorite. I normally serve a Brie, a bleu cheese, a cheddar, and a soft white like Havarti. I add meats, fresh fruit, and raw veggies to the platter.
Caprese Salad: I started a garden this year so when we have unexpected guests I run out to my garden and grab a couple tomatoes and some basil leaves. I slice up the tomatoes, layer them with basil, some shredded mozzarella and then drizzle with balsamic glaze and you have the perfect healthy appetizer.
Drinks: While I know that we’ve enjoyed a few complicated recipes in the past. I don’t always have all of the ingredients stocked for these drinks. What I do always have on hand is a couple different flavors of Barefoot Refresh®. Barefoot Refresh® are light-bodied, vibrant spritzers – easy to drink and perfect for warm summer days and nights.
We always create a “self serve tray” for our guests. Fresh cut limes, lemons, oranges, cucumbers and mint.
I love mixing a few mint leaves and squeezing a little lime into my Barefoot Refresh® Crisp White Spritzer.
Barefoot Refresh® comes in five refreshing flavors, Crisp Red Spritzer, Crisp White Spritzer, Sweet White Spritzer, Summer Red Spritzer and Perfectly Pink Spritzer. Grab a couple different flavors and you’re pretty much guaranteed to have the perfect flavor for everyone to celebrate Spritzer Season!
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