Make Ahead Summer Party Kebab Menu

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Get grilling and enjoy your summer with my delicious recipes for your next party.

I like making my party food ahead of time so that I can socialize with my guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen. Besides the actual grilling time, all these items can be made ahead.

Start off with a Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip with crackers to nibble on as you enjoy my all-time favorite make-ahead cocktail Ina Garten’s Cosmopolitans made in a pitcher.

The sirloin tip for the Sirloin Tip Steak Kebabs is marinated in a flavorful marinade that can also be used to marinate other beef dishes such as grilled flank steak. The original recipe uses mushrooms (Which I highly recommend to use) but as an alternative to the mushrooms and onions, zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, grape tomatoes, or peach or pineapple chunks could be used for variety. For those wishing to eat vegetarian, the Sriracha Tofu Kebabs will be a hit.

The Asian Chicken Cranberry Salad is the perfect make-ahead party salad. It goes nicely with this menu since it is a crunchy and colorful. And the French Potato Salad is dressed with a vinaigrette which is a great alternative to the regular mayonnaise and egg based potato.

Ina Garten’s Pitcher Cosmopolitans

Hot Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip 

Sirloin Tip Steak and Mushroom Kebabs

Grilled Sriracha Tofu Kebabs

Asian Chicken Cranberry Salad

Ina Garten’s French Potato Salad