Summertime Dining in the great outdoors!

Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

When the sun is shining and there's a slight breeze under a bright blue sky, we simply must entertain outdoors - I think it is a pretty hard fast rule! At least it is law at Emo's Eating Emporium, lol

We're getting ready to host family for my Mother's 93rd Birthday and we've decided on a casual BBQ Buffet.  Always a concern is flies!!!   This year I've come up with a fail safe plan and am now busy selecting which of my 3 favourite salads will be served along with the 5 different Shish Kebobs we're grilling:

Shrimp & Sausage skewers
Steak Fajita skewers
Asian Chicken & Pineapple skewers
Bacon & BBQ Chicken skewers

And one cold skewer made of Italian Cold Cuts & cheeses.

The salads will be presented in 1 gallon glass jars like this with the lids.  Use apothecary jars to serve salads - this trick is attractive, and keeps bugs out of the food.

So far I've selected a Broccoli Cashew Apple & Pear Salad plus a layered Taco Salad and am still considering one more from many of my favourites.

 My husband despises Pasta Salad of any sort so that is ruled out.  Too many diabetics for Fruit Salad, lol    I'd hate to serve something so simple as a Caesar Salad so I'll keep searching for something colourful and different. 

Any suggestions are most welcome!!!!



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Comments (6)

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Looks like canning jars with straws for the drinks in the back ground.  Salads look fresh and tasty.  Nicely done.  Enjoy.  Mark

Aug 05, 2021 05:55 PM
Susan Emo

Good eye Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint  We need to keep bees etc out of our drinks.

Aug 05, 2021 06:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Susan- love your idea with the large jars for the salad!  Will you need to keep them cold somehow??   You are really a creative chef!

Aug 05, 2021 08:12 PM
Susan Emo

I think the jars will be ok if quite chilled prior to serving.  If necessary, I can set them in a tray of ice.

Aug 06, 2021 03:35 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Susan - first, early greetings to your Mum on her soon-to-be birthday and second, the creativity you share in presentation from Emo's Eating Emporium continues to "amaze".   I am more than ready to skewered.  🙃

Aug 06, 2021 04:13 AM
Susan Emo

Thanks Michael Jacobs I'll pass that on to her.  You know you can get skewered with us any time!

Aug 06, 2021 03:36 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Wow, I am so impressed with your creative presentations.  I am with your husband on pasta salads, and I have not any suggestions.  Happy Birthday to your mom!  A

Aug 06, 2021 01:24 PM
Susan Emo

LOL - I'm trying to convince him that an Asian Peanut Noodle Slaw isn't a "Pasta Salad" as the main character is red cabbage!  My Mum thanks you for the early greetings :)

Aug 06, 2021 03:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Enjoy your summertime dining and your special times with your mother.

Aug 07, 2021 07:40 AM
Susan Emo

Thank you - will do!

Aug 07, 2021 08:55 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Susan, I loved all your photos and wow what a wonderful spread you are making, Happy 93 to MOM, let us see the pictures of the party:)Endre

Aug 22, 2021 11:42 PM