The Weekend Dish


by Lydia Ellison

Happy Holiday Weekend Y’all! Hope you have something fab in store for the following few days. Sarah has her darling sister and fabulous Aunt in town and they will be painting the town red all weekend. I am THRILLED to have almost no plans this weekend save for a mellow BBQ on Sunday.

These homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches were a big hit at last year’s July 4th BBQ, they offered the perfect retro chic Americana vibe.

ice cream sandwich

Definitely planning to go the Farmer’s Market on Saturday to get a supplies for my famous Watermelon Margaritas to bring to the festivities on Sunday. Wish I had a big drink dispenser like this one from Napa Style to serve them in…

drink dispenser

Snippet & Ink made a collage of a color combo that has me really jazzed lately… tomato and mint aka turquoise and red. Such a fresh palette for your summer entertaining.


Run a piece of turquoise fabric (any turquoise scarves lying around?) down your table and stud it with fresh ruby cherry tomatoes still on the vine or baskets of ripe strawberries and cherries. Edible, compostable table decor!

cherry tomatoes on the vine

Since the weather is getting hot it’s a good time to refresh your memory on ways to save and conserve energy this summer. GP posted a great resource yesterday with a list of the Top 10 Energy and Climate Savers.

6 Comments on The Weekend Dish

  1. Jane Ellison
    July 2, 2010 at 9:57 am (13 years ago)

    Great fresh Post…so fun to be inspried

  2. Katie
    July 2, 2010 at 10:31 am (13 years ago)

    Red and turquoise – my favorite color combo! Keep up the good work Lydia! What an inspiring blog.

  3. Magic of Spice
    July 9, 2010 at 1:33 am (13 years ago)

    This is all so fantastic:) Love the tomato shot…

  4. applesandonions
    July 9, 2010 at 9:09 am (13 years ago)

    thank you for the kind words! xo, A&O

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