Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Step out to the patio, and savor one last alfresco supper. (Serves 8)
Tomato Tapenade
Grilled Blue Cheese Burgers
Black Bean, Rice, and Sweet Corn Salad
Greens Tossed with Sherry-Fig Vinaigrette


Iced coffee

February 26, 2010

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.

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