Sunday Funday Menu

So the saying goes, “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.” I love spending our Sunday’s with friends and family. It’s such an enjoyable way to round out the week and get one last recharge in before the chaos of a new week.

Keeping Sunday entertaining easy and simple is so important, not just for you as a hostess but for your guests. You want to make them feel comfortable and like they’re getting their last dose of relaxation in before their week, too. I am loving this menu for a great Sunday lunch.

 

I’m all about casual entertaining (okay, china and a beautifully set table 100% has its place and I’m super into that, too). Keeping things casual sends a signal to your guests that they can just relax, be themselves, be comfortable. A simple menu packs a punch when all the flavors go from one dish to the next – it’s like a good playlist or a great story. Putting together this menu, I thought about each flavor in the dishes working together. I’m not a big fan of say, cheese and crackers for an appetizer and ground beef tacos for the main dish – a little jarring for my taste.

Stay casual by picking a palette – keep the colors in the same family and stack up your dishes and utensils for an easy grab. A stack of dishes to me is a little bit more like, “hey thanks for joining us for our usual dinner.” What’s better than having your friends join you for an every day kind of meal?

I have a sick stash of mason jars around the house and use them for everything Рsmoothies, flowers, and here, utensils. I always throw utensils in a mason jar. What could be more casual?

french macaroons

french macaroons. they seriously elude me.

i’ve always wanted to blog about food (just can’t get any appetizing pictures out of my cooking) – i’m actually a pretty awesome cook. i always say that i should have gone to culinary arts school. i love experimenting with food and trying new recipes – even if they fail, it’s always a learning experience, but most importantly it’s an opportunity for me to be creative.

the one thing that has always eluded me is the macaroon. they are so delicate, and so beautiful. but they terrify me. so perhaps this weekend will the the weekend i take my first foray into french macroons.

what about you? have you tried making them? do you just LOVE them?