Summer Entertaining in Austin

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Now is the time to plan allll the parties. I have some entertaining favorites- a way to keep them mosquitos at bay, the perfect dishes for everyday and elegant evenings, a protein-packed powerhouse to elevate your cookout recipes, and a fun, themed beverage that will elevate your entertaining.

Thermacell E55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller

Bzz bzz bzzz….that familiar sound ranges from annoying to completely devastating. Mosquitos are gross for sure, but they can wreak havoc on summer entertaining. You can grab the Thermacell E55 on sale from now until July 31st for $29.99 on all retailers, including Amazon. Best part about this device? No more sticky, stinky bug spray on your skin. This works in the air!

Stone + Lain

Experience the simplicity and elegance of Stone + Lain’s stylish dinnerware. Each piece features a distinctive feel and style, perfect for everyday dining yet stylish enough to elevate any meal. Enhance your table setting with these beautiful, versatile designs- sets start at $70, and they sell pieces separately. Love that the dishes are stackable!

 

 

Beatbox Beverages

The Red, White and Blue variety pack from BeatBox Beverages, a leader in the RTD space, offers consumers a “Party In The USA” for Summer with the themed packaging and flavors, perfect for Memorial Day, July 4th, Father’s Day, BBQs, & tailgating, featuring best-selling Blue Razzberry, Fruit Punch, and introducing their new limited edition Cherry Limeade Flavor, all packing an 11.1% abv punch, low in sugar, low carbs, low calorie and eco friendly! The perfect party drink on the go!

The new Hard Tea variety pack features three new ready-to-drink flavors, Lemonade Hard Tea, Peach Hard Tea and Mango Hard Tea, the latest expansion of their flavor collection to much consumer anticipation. The original BeatBox Hard Tea is a smooth, confident flavor with subtle hints of lemon, and the new brand additions provide new fruit focused exciting and flavorful options in time for Summer.

Wonderful Pistachios

If you are looking for a showstopper of a dish for summer entertaining, look no further than this Wonderful Pistachios and Apricot Stuffed Pork Roast. The addition of Wonderful Pistachios adds a crunch, additional protein, and a distinct flavor. Grab the No Shells version to make this simple addition!

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Roasted & Salted (approximately 3-1/2 cups in-shell)
  • 1 4-lb. pork loin roast
  • 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 3 small onions, quartered
  • 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 cup apple cider

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and set aside roasting pan.
  2. Butterfly pork loin by slicing in half within 1″ of one edge and fold open. Lay 5 lengths of cooking twine under the open pork loin evenly spaced. This will help you tie it up once you fill the loin.
  3. Combine Wonderful Pistachios, parsley, garlic, and olive oil in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped, add apricots, and then pulse once or twice to chop and mix together.
  4. Spread the filling evenly over the butterflied pork loin. Fold pork loin back over with filling in the center, using cooking twine to tie the loin together. Mix salt and coriander together and rub all over the loin.
  5. Place tied pork loin in a roasting pan, then scatter quartered onions and sprigs of thyme around the pan. Roast in oven for 30 minutes. Add cider to the pan and lower oven temperature to 350°F. Roast another 50 to 55 minutes until internal temperature registers 150°F on a meat thermometer.
  6. Remove roast from oven and let rest for 20 minutes. Pour any pan juices over roast, and garnish with roasted onions and more chopped Wonderful Pistachios to serve.

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