Relaxing weekends are the perfect times to gather friends and family for home-cooked meals. We’ve gathered some of our favorite recipes of the season to inspire your menus, from a lively Friday evening to a cozy, comforting Sunday night.
|Blood Orange Mojito
In this twist on the original Mojito, lime and mint are accentuated with blood oranges, which are typically in season from late winter through mid-spring. Mix up a snack of Guacamole with Corn Chips and invite a few friends over for a casual fiesta.
|Build-Your-Own Omelette Bar
An omelette bar makes it easy to please everyone at the breakfast table. From caramelized onions and sauteed spinach to crispy bacon and avocado, toppings can be prepped beforehand and arranged in individual serving dishes on a buffet. Then guests can custom-make omelettes as they please. Sourdough toast is the perfect accompaniment.
|Chicken Breasts with Glazed Root Vegetables
In this recipe, boneless chicken breasts are pan-roasted until tender. Then diced carrots, parsnips and turnips are cooked in the same pan along with butter, demi-glace, honey and chicken broth, which form a delicious glaze. Serve alongside Braised Cannelini Beans with Kale for a hearty but healthy Sunday night dinner.