Impromptu dinner for company

I didn’t have company, I was the company for once! Ben and I went to his mom’s house tonight, and though we actually helped prepare most of the dinner, it was only because she was busy assembling our wedding invitations. A good trade, if you ask me.

Anyway, no real recipes here, I just wanted to share how easy it can be to throw together a quick dinner for company. Because, this wasn’t really planned, and just sort of happened last minute, and despite that, you can still have something homemade, healthy, quick, and delicious. I will say, a fresh herb garden helps!

We enjoyed some grilled boneless skinless chicken breasts, which were marinated for about an hour in cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic, tequila, and a bit of canola oil. I sliced the chicken breasts and arranged them on a platter with sliced mangoes, and garnished with more chopped cilantro.

The vegetables were seasoned with salt, pepper, and rosemary, and cooked in a basket on the grill. Since my parents were also joining us, we threw some buffalo chicken sausage on the grill too (chicken sausage: so versatile, great to have on hand in any flavor!). We rounded out the meal with grilled corn on the cob and fruit salad for dessert.

And, we got our invitations done. Who could ask for a better night?
  Pin It

5 Responses to “Impromptu dinner for company”

  1. 1

    Retta — August 2, 2007 @ 11:44 am Reply

    Impromptu dinner is always the best kind ;) I always end up loving what we throw together at the last minute and then trying to remember what I did to make it again later on.

  2. 2

    Retta — March 28, 2011 @ 8:55 pm Reply

    Impromptu dinner is always the best kind ;) I always end up loving what we throw together at the last minute and then trying to remember what I did to make it again later on.

  3. 3

    Retta — March 28, 2011 @ 8:55 pm Reply

    Impromptu dinner is always the best kind ;) I always end up loving what we throw together at the last minute and then trying to remember what I did to make it again later on.

  4. 4

    Retta — March 29, 2011 @ 2:07 am Reply

    Impromptu dinner is always the best kind ;) I always end up loving what we throw together at the last minute and then trying to remember what I did to make it again later on.

  5. 5

    Retta — April 5, 2011 @ 1:24 am Reply

    Impromptu dinner is always the best kind ;) I always end up loving what we throw together at the last minute and then trying to remember what I did to make it again later on.

Leave a Comment