Recipe Box, Annual Friends & Family Weekend

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads!

We are celebrating Father’s Day with our Annual Friends and Family weekend, with our BFFs plus our son who will be without his little sidekicks as they are away at camp

My son is the head chef on beach weekends and together we planned the menu, keeping things delicious yet incredibly simple

It is a Manly Menu, but there is a lot of fruit and salads for lighter options

HH & I will be busy saying goodbyes today, and doing general clean up, but I wanted to give you a peek at the recipes we enjoyed

Key Lime Cheesecake Jars go together several days ahead of time and are easy to transport and ready to serve

Pineapple Cashew Coleslaw is fast and easy with coleslaw & salad mixes and a unique bottled dressing combination

Pesto Parmesan Biscuits are quick to toss together with canned biscuit dough pieces, pesto and Parmesan

Peach Bread Pudding was made last weekend, partially baked, and frozen.  Then returned to oven to finish baking right before serving.  This can be served either for breakfast or dessert

Bacon Bleu Cheese Butter is just what it sounds like, bacon mixed with softened butter and bleu cheese crumbles.  It’s great on grilled steak, burgers, vegetables, french bread, sandwiches

Bacon Bleu Cheese Butter

Course condiment
Cuisine American


  • 1 stick 8 T unsalted butter, softened
  • 1- 2 strips crispy bacon
  • 2 oz. finely crumbled bleu cheese


  • Chop bacon into very small pieces. Mash butter and bleu cheese together and add bacon. Mix well and roll into a fat log. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator.
  • Use to top grilled steak, corn on the cob, vegetables, French bread, burgers.
Keyword bacon bleu cheese butter, fancy butter, flavored butter, steak butter

Pantry Potatoes is hash brown potato casserole made with staple pantry items, getting a flavor kick from Ranch Dressing Mix.  I made this last weekend and froze it unbaked, so all I had to do was pop it in the oven

Coconut Tempura Shrimp with Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce is our friends’ favorite and always requested

HHjr takes the fryer outside and does the cooking on the deck and keeps the kitchen neat and clean

These tempura shrimp are light, and can be held in a warm oven and reheat well also

The ribs were sauced with Peach Whiskey Glaze from Stonewall Kitchens  and the garlic bread was made in a flash using Stonewall Kitchens Roasted Garlic Bread Spread

Bushwacker Ice Cream is and adaption of Bushwacker Pie, just the creamy filling with out the cookie crust

I made the Sausage Gravy Biscuit Bake on Saturday because it’s my son’s absolute favorite and only takes 15 minutes to prep

All I had to do was pop it in the oven this morning to give the Dads a breakfast treat

Happy Father’s Day!!

Here are some other things we’ve enjoyed for our Annual Family & Friends weekend in years past

A Hot Dog Bar is fun and easy for lunch, grilled hot dogs with a buffet of toppings

One year we had Burgers & Blue Moon Cupcakes, our friends favorite beer turned into dessert

Breakfast for Dessert Pie is made ahead and kept in the freezer

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch,

Glorious Gardens,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Lori’s Culinary Creations,  Delicious Dishes Recipe Party     Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time     Foodie Friends Friday


20 Responses to “Recipe Box, Annual Friends & Family Weekend”
  1. Wow, that’s a big ticket menu! Dads (moms, and kids!) anywhere would love that!

  2. I am heading back to read some of the recipes! What a menu! Everything makes my mouth water!

  3. Seeing the sausage gravy biscuit bake reminds me of when Kevin was pretty small and we went out for breakfast at a town maybe 30 miles away. It was an old Depot and he shocked us when he ordered the sausage, biscuits and gravy. It just was never part of our breakfast routine! I’ll have to ask if he still does!

  4. Jodi says:

    so much amazingness!!! Wowza!

  5. debra cantales says:

    I’ve only had sausage and gravy when I visited the south, and boy was it yummy. Love how you keep your menu organized Jenna. Have a great week.

  6. I think I gained 5 lbs. just looking at the photos! Everything looks so yummy Jenna. Hope you can relax this week!

  7. Jenna, I am surprised that people are not lined up outside your door. You are the hospitality queen! Who would not want to spend the weekend at the beach and eat all this fabulous food?

  8. Mary says:

    Everything sounds delicious Jenna! So wonderful that you have a head chef 🙂 I’m already drooling over Peach Bread Pudding, hope the Fathers enjoyed their day!

  9. I think you have a seriously fun family! This looks like a blast — and a mighty tasty one, too!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    What a great Fathers Day celebration. That is a beautiful catch of the day that your fisherman have brought to the pier, there is nothing like the fresh fish. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations Jenna!
    Your recipe in on The Top Ten for Full Plate Thursday this week! Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate. Have a fantastic week and come back to see us soon.
    Miz Helen

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