Step out to the patio, and savor one last alfresco supper. (Serves 8)Tomato TapenadeGrilled Blue Cheese BurgersBlack Bean, Rice, and Sweet Corn SaladGreens Tossed with Sherry-Fig VinaigretteZinfandelSnickerdoodles Iced coffee

Updated: October 12, 2014
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Make-Ahead Strategy

Up to 3 days ahead:
• Shop for groceries

Up to 2 days ahead:
• Prepare and refrigerate tapenade for Tomato Tapenade.
• Make Black Bean, Rice, and Sweet Corn Salad.
• Bake Snickerdoodles; store in an airtight container.

The night before:
• Shape patties for Grilled Blue Cheese Burgers; refrigerate.
• Prepare Sherry-Fig Vinaigrette and prep salad ingredients; refrigerate separately.