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  • Traci Hatchett

Summer Meal Inspiration

A simple dish for hosting summer gatherings


Our first summer dinner party of the season took place. It was a small and intimate gathering with some of our friends.

THE MENU  Caribbean Spiced Pork Tenderloin Garlic Roasted Asparagus Grilled Vegetables (peppers, onions & zucchini) Caribbean Rice Dessert Chocolate Crusted Key Lime Pie

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This menu requires minimal preparation. We diced the vegetables, cooked the rice, roasted the asparagus in the oven, and grilled the pork tenderloin along with the vegetables and pineapples. It's a straightforward process.

This is one of my favorite summer menus, light, healthy, yet filling.


We accompanied the meal with a delightful Pinot Noir of medium body, a perfect match for pork





THE ATMOSPHERE Connecticut blessed us with beautiful weather, with sunny skies and a temperature reaching 78 degrees. This allowed us to enjoy our dinner outdoors on the deck, accompanied by the soothing sounds of mellow jazz in the background.

Spending a lovely and calm evening with friends was a wonderful way to kick off the weekend!


May this delightful menu spark your inspiration!

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Happy summer entertaining! Until next time… Traci H. xoxoxo


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