Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pomp and Circumstance

This month, we both have graduation events at our houses. Barb has a daughter leaving high school and headed to the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!) and Sharon has a daughter making the transition from middle school to high school. For each milestone event, we're hosting family gatherings that are before or after the ceremonies, so the meal needs to be easy and light, yet festive.

We had just started brainstorming ideas when the latest issue of Relish magazine came out. It was just the inspiration we needed to create a menu based on some of their ideas. 
Our graduates, Berkley and Madison, at The Magic House years ago.

Grad Party Menu
  • roast beef/provolone/creamy horseradish sliders with lettuce, tomato and pickled onion garnish
  • baby spinach/strawberry/goat cheese/candied pecan salad with champagne vinaigrette
  • Greek couscous salad (see Relish for recipe).  We're adding in feta cheese
  • fruit salad
  • strawberry lemonade cupcakes (from Barb's favorite local bakery, Mind Over Batter)
  • iced tea and lemonade

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