Happy Friday everyone!
We’ve absolutely loved sharing this week’s posts. We hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes and are inspired to host your own gathering. The other day I found myself in conversation with a friend and we were reminiscing over the past year. Some of our favorite nights in Redding have been like this. Often times outside, underneath the string lights and stars, with a drink in hand, surrounded by great food and community. In the daily grind of life, it’s challenging to find margin to make a delicious healthy meal, much less make the time to sit down and enjoy it. It feels somewhat counter cultural to unplug and engage at an evening meal. May I issue you a challenge? Find the hearts and those you want to share a meal with. Set a date and make it happen. Whether it’s lobster or grilled pizza, find a dish that’s simple to prepare, set the table and gather those you love. It’s worth it time after time.
We want you all to be equipped to host your own gathering, whether it’s the first time you’re having people over or the hundredth. We pulled together A Summer Sonnet Hosting Guide. It includes printable menus, recipe cards, shopping list, and playlist. Consider everything but the shopping done! Download it on the clickable link below.
P.S. Have gluten-free, dairy-free, or Whole30 eating friends joining you for dinner? This meal becomes compliant by removing cheese from any dish.
Sources for Table:
Canape Plates from Anthropologie
Dinner Plates from World Market
Napkins from World Market
Flatware from Target
Stemless Gold Rim Wine Glasses from Pier 1
Red Wine Glasses from Crate and Barrel
Natural Linen Runner from Crate and Barrel
Just in case you missed it, here are this week’s posts:
Are you feeling inspired to invite friends around the table? We’d love to see it! Use #GGgathers on Instagram.