This exquisite cookbook, filled with over 50 full-color photographs, offers 20 menus for four marvelous weekends -- a Spring Garden Weekend, a Summer Beach House Weekend, a Fall Foliage Weekend, and a Winter Ski Weekend -- each packed with seasonal specialties. Plus, six additional chapters provide even more recipes, so you can make menu substitutions, try single dishes, or create your own meals. You'll find 225 recipes in all. Many can be made ahead, and others can be prepared in forty-five minutes or less.
Whatever the season, you'll be ready. Celebrate the blossoms of spring with a colorful garden luncheon that sparkles with Orange and Lime Spritzers. Bask in the summer sun with a Picnic on the Beach that boasts Provencale sandwiches bursting with the flavors of tuna, basil, and tomato. Get cozy on a nippy fall day with a soup-and-salad lunch, followed by delicious Apple and Pecan Crisp Pie. And, as the winter snow falls, warm up by the fire with a comforting buffet that includes robust Beef Stew with Olives and Rum.