8.03.2012

dinner

As you can tell by my lack of posts, this Summer has been a sweet but busy time.  Something had to go and this summer it was cooking.  But I do still love to sit down as a family and enjoy our meal (even if it is fried eggs on crusty wheat bread with Parmesan cheese....one of my favorites or Chicken-pot-pie from Whole Foods).

A pretty and festive table makes any meal better.  And today, thanks to Coton Colors, 5 of you will win a fun one of the following things from their line.
winner #1 will get 4 green chevron dinner plates
one will get this rectangular platter
a third winner will get this red dot spoon



a forth will get this cake stand
and our fifth winner will get 4 red chevron dinner plates.

To win just leave me a comment and tell me your favorite thing to have for dinner.

Thank you Coton Colors for making it so easy to serve up some fun!

65 comments:

Alyssa said...

Favorite dinner- I love to have corn on the cob on the grill. :) Don't husk the corn! All you do is give them a quick dip in a Ziploc bag full of water then move them onto the grill. Unhusk them and enjoy the sweet steamy corn on the cob in about 10 minutes. Yummy! ;)Alyssa of Boston Bee

Cara said...

My favorite dinner is one I don't make haha. Actually I love to cook and I just try to cook nightly after work. I do a lot of freezer meals. Not the fancy gourmet food from before I had children, but healthy hot meals nightly.

Katie said...

A family summer favorite in our house is shrimp bowls. So fun to add fresh seasonal veggies like avocados, tomatoes & onions over a bed of greens. Add some goat cheese and a bit of ginger dressing on top, it's delicous. Great part is everyone can add whatever and however much they want. Would love to serve them up on these adorable new plates!

Katie said...

A favorite family summer dinner in our house is shrimp bowls. Saute shrimp with seasoning, lemon and garlic then serve on a bed of fresh greens. The best part is all the toppings which we love avocados, tomatoes, onions, goat cheese and finish it off with a little ginger dressing. The family can choose how much or what toppings they prefer. Only thing better would be to serve on these adorable new plates!

paige said...

truth be told, we have the most fabulous authentic mexican restaurant around the corner. their fajitas are my absolute favorite!
as far as what i cook, we're big roasted veggies and grilled tilapia and shrimp people.
love the pieces from coton colors!!

nina healy said...

Our favorite summer supper is corn on the cob, tomato mozzarella & pesto salad, crusty bread and something on the grill!

Megan said...

Our current summer favorite is a big salad with avacado, corn, beans, red onion and a lime dressing! So refreshing, and cool- no oven required! Sometimes we'll add grilled sausage or chorizo on the side, but it's great as a veggie meal also!

kristinwithani said...

Oooo fun and beauties!

Favorite dinner.... Really? Just one???

My absolute never fail go-to is some form of chicken with rice and broccoli or asparagus or artichokes.

I know that's so boring but it is easy and always yummy.

Now, if someone is going to sear a filet for me.... yum!

Lili said...

those are cute! fave dinner : spaghetti and meatballs!

have a great wknd!~

the gardener's cottage said...

well my fave thing that i'm eating right now are tons of salads. it's been so hot that is all i want to eat. a thick slice of bread and small glass of wine make it perfect for dinner.

janet

ps - also, wanted to thank you kayce and esp. caroline holt for the dress donation to my reader that lost her home to fire. thanks so much. xo

Great Gatherings said...

I love grilled flank steak and corn salad! Tastes like summer!!

Pinecone said...

My favorite dinner hands down is some kind of pasta salad in the summer with lots of good veg. In the winter more pasta with heavy cream :)
I am in love with the plates!!!!
Ashlyn

norah said...

Stir fry! It's easy and gets my daughter to actually eat vegetables. And avocado. And tacos. And Pizza. I like to eat.

kate said...

My favorite summer dinner dish is FISH TACOS!
Find the freshest white fish: Chilean Bass is my fave and grill it (with a tad salt and pepper)
Use soft white corn tortillas (heated slightly)
Fresh cilantro, avocado, salsa verde and fresh cut lime wedges.
So fresh and easy to make too!

Carolyn said...

I love my Mom's homemade red gravy ( she reminds me that if meat is in a sauce, it becomes gravy) these are so much fun and would be a fab addition to my new home :-)

monica said...

A simple steak and cheese sandwich. All I have to cook is the steak and melt the provolone and onions on top. Then put mayo on sub rolls and i'm done. I'm a terrible cook and I hate cooking. This is the only dish that my husband and 3 and 5 year old actually like!! Maybe I should have better looking plates so my meals look better!!!

Livyb said...

My favorite dinner is Thanksgiving dinner. My mom cooks! Actually, any dinner my mom makes is the best(and, yes, I am a grown up!):)

Marlena said...

I love homemade oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans and lemon pie for dessert.

Clara said...

My favorite meal is veggies from the garden...fresh tomatoes, squash casserole, fresh limas over rice, and corn bread. Yum!

AnnieMac said...

My family loves to have breakfast for dinner. Sometimes I do Belgian waffles with turkey bacon, and we also enjoy omelettes with various ingredients. Always a hit with everyone.

debbie said...

my favorite dinner is love lasagna. For a quick meal, I love quesadillas.

Bridget said...

That red chevron pattern is amazing!

I love to cook, but when it is hot and I don't feel like it, some cheese, good bread, salami or charcuterie, and some fruit elevates "not cooking" to "romantic picnic." A bottle of wine helps too!

What a Love Lee Day said...

We had fried eggs tonight! Subsitute the parm for chedder cheese!!

What a Love Lee Day said...

We had fried eggs tonight! Subsitute the parm for chedder cheese!

What a Love Lee Day said...

We had fried eggs tonight! Subsitute the parm for cheddar cheese!

kate said...

My favorite summer dinner dish is FISH TACOS!
Find the freshest white fish: Chilean Bass is my fave and grill it (with a tad salt and pepper)
Use soft white corn tortillas (heated slightly)
Fresh cilantro, avocado, salsa verde and fresh cut lime wedges.
So fresh and easy to make too!

alexandra snyder said...

my favorite dinner as of late is pesto with pasta or gnocchi. soooo good and light enough for a summer meal!

pve design said...

favorite dinner is when we actually all sit down as a family. love savanah grill honey on salmon with cous cous and spinach salad.
pve

pve design said...

love making breakfast for dinner....grits, bacon, eggs, biscuits.
pve

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Oh, I be happy to get any of these cheerful pieces! My girls and I have a tradition of chocolate chip pancakes and sausage for dinner when daddy is out of town for work. The novelty of it lifts all our spirits when he is away.

Deni said...

A summer family favorite meal is hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill. That smokey flavor is great with anything cooked on the grill!

Courtneybee said...

I love grilled chicken and Greek salad this time of year...I agree, too hot to be in the kitchen!

Megan said...

I love to have round steak and gravy with rice and limas!

3 Peanuts said...

I cook a lot (but for sure less in the summer). It is hard to say what my favorite is because I am always trying new recipes (thank you pinterest). But one of our long time faves is shrimp sauteed with chopped fresh roma tomatoes, spinach and green onion, white wine and lemon juice served over gluten free pasta. So good. It is easy, healthy and the kids gobble it up.

I also love when I try something new and everyone likes it like last nights dijon chicken with mushrooms. Oh how I am crushing on those green chevron plates:)

Glad your summer is going well.

Sarah Cruze Designs said...

With a plethora of sweet basil this summer, I've been making lots of different whole grain pasta dishes with balsamic vinaigrette & basil and an assortment of fresh veggies like tomatoes, yellow peppers, etc. basically, whatever I have in the fridge that's colorful gets thrown in there :) Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Jackson said...

My favorite light summer meal right now is tilapia dipped in almond meal and sauteed in just a little coconut oil - absolutely fabulous. Pair with Israeli couscous and a salad!

Jackson said...

My favorite light meal right now is tilapia dipped in almond meal and sauteed in just a little coconut oil. Serve with Israeli couscous and a salad - so good!

lilivi said...

I love a plate of grilled korean bulgogi beef and kimchi on the side and all the veg. condiments....

Sarah said...

Verde chicken enchildas

Kate said...

My favorite dinner is a Lebanese dish that I make with a name I don't know how to pronounce. LOL. My family went to a festival one summer and I bought the cookbook and it has been a favorite ever since. It has peas, tomato sauce, onions, ground beef and wonderful spices and its served over rice.

Kate said...

My favorite dinner is a Lebanese dish that I make that I don't know how to pronounce the name LOL. My family went to a festival one summer and I bought their cookbook. It has peas, tomato sauce, onions, ground beef, and wonderful spices all served over rice. It is delicious!

summertime said...

My favorite dinner is a great big chopped salad...of course none of my kids will eat that...their favorite is hot dogs and mac-n-cheese!

Julie Carter said...

My favorite dinner is moose steak, butternut squash soup with and a great salad! So good!!

Lisa said...

Fun dishes!

My favorite dinner is probably a huge salad with loads of cheese, tomatoes, green onion, croutons, avocado, diced apple, chicken, and some homemade dressing.

Happy Saturday!

Shana said...

A favorite summer dish is lamb kabobs and tomato feta salad. Yum!!!!

Susan said...

A favorite dinner in our house is lasagna. I've recently found a crock pot recipe for it which enables us to have a delish and easy dinner after a sports game/practice during the week.

callie burnette said...

such cute stuff!!! my favorite dinner....the barefoot contessa's roasted lemon chicken and some sweet potato "fries." YUM - and healthy too!

Desiree said...

favorite summer dish is grilled burgers with avocado and caprese salad, yum!!

Suzluvsflowers said...

Favorite summer dinner: toco salad! We just take a plate of tortilla chips and top with seasoned ground beef, black beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc. Would LOVE to win!!

Wendy said...

Anything my husband cooks...usually on the grill. Delish.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Pasta - did I ever tell you I'm half Sicilian?

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sweetpea said...

Our family loves anything grilled on the big green egg! Chicken...corn n the cob, and summer veggies!

my4boys said...

For an easy meal in the middle of the week I like to pick up a rotisserie chicken from Fresh Market and make homemade BBQ chicken pizzas using flour tortillas, cheese, and any of the 20 different BBQ sauces in our fridge! Love these pieces!

Ashley said...

In the summer I love coleslaw and ribs.

Julie said...

My favorite summer dinner is usually at the beach. Grilled lemon pepper grouper, roasted potatoes and a large greek salad. Then we head to Frosty Bites for a orange creamsicle snow cone!

Gabrielle said...

my favorite is reservations...just kidding..my children and husband LOVE BLT'S!!!!

Katie Matthews said...

Probably something on the grill - even if it's something like hamburgers!

Julie said...

My boys LOVE tacos! Easy peasey!

pandaitaly said...

My Favorite Dinner (when I am cooking for just myself), is a fresh Arugula salad with an easy to make Dijon Mustard vinaigrette and a Trader Joes ham/carmelized onion tart (its a thin crust pizza from the frozen section =
easy and delicious!).

AJCarey said...

My favorite Summer meal is Caprese salad! Even made mini versions for a baby shower this Summer! :)

Unknown said...

I agree with Cara anything I don't make is fantastic! I love salmon with a dill sauce and fresh tomatoes.

Kate Bullock said...

I love a juicy cheeseburger and corn on the cob. Also, dessert... fresh peaches with whipped cream and blueberries!

Mary Vincent said...

We have been enjoying fresh corn on the cob, bruchetta salad and roasted chicken hoagies with pesto and provolone!

Nicole Schutte said...

Favorite dinner is tacos!

Kathryn said...

I like making homemade pizza!