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Beach Blanket Dinner

  • Charles Schiller

    Timeline

    2 days before...
    * Prepare marinade for chicken.
    * Refrigerate beer, wine, and sodas.

    1 day before...
    * Make deviled eggs.
    * Puree hummus.
    * Marinate chicken, then grill.
    * Bake brownies.

    That morning...
    * Assemble strawberry topping.
    * Bake muffins.
    * Prepare salad ingredients and dressing; refrigerate.

    1 hour before...
    * Stock coolers.
    * Pack a tote with blanket, bottle opener, plates, napkins, plasticware, and garbage bag.
    Tip: Don't forget to pack serving utensils and extra napkins.
     

    Roasted-Pepper Hummus
    Makes: about 3 cups
    Prep: 10 minutes
    Microwave: 3 minutes

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    Deviled Eggs

    Makes: 12 eggs

    Prep: 5 minutes

    Cook: 12 minutes

    Tip: It's fun to carry finished eggs in their original carton. If you're concerned about cleanliness, try one of these tips to avoid any egg mishaps:


    1. Wash and dry plastic foam or clear plastic egg cartons before using.

    2. If carton is cardboard, heat empty carton in 200° oven for 15 minutes.

    3. Cover carton indentations with plastic wrap before adding eggs.

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    Jumbo Corn Muffins

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 5 minutes

    Bake: at 450 degrees F for 22 minutes

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    Grilled Lemon Chicken

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Marinate: 2 hours

    Grill: 5 to 6 minutes per side

    Tip: When you make the marinade, set some of it aside to pour on the chicken after grilling to keep it nice and juicy.

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    Lemon-Dill Chopped Salad

    Makes: 6 servings

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Tip: A sprinkling of goat or feta cheese adds an extra layer of flavor. No dill? Try fresh basil or tarragon instead.

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    Berry-Topped Brownies

    Makes: 9 brownies

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes

    Tip: Sliced berries add flavor and color to a simple dessert; spoon on fruit when ready to serve.

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