Inviting two friends for dinner can mean a balancing act after a busy day. But recently I managed to create a flavorful, fresh-tasting meal even though my guests arrived just moments after I got home.
We started off with ready-made guacamole and chips and a pitcher of sangria while the grill was heating. Soon I was grilling the steaks alongside the corn in its husks. The pineapple-sauteed onions and peppers (which I’d done ahead) were quickly reheated on the range, the tortillas warmed on the grill, the butter melted for the corn and the salad tossed. In no time at all we were enjoying a wonderful casual meal. Bowls of raspberries with lemon cookies were the perfect dessert, along with steaming cups of coffee.