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Five make-ahead meals to prepare for the long weekend

Chef Lynn Crawford gets us ready for the long weekend with good eats and patio drinks.
May 17, 2022 9:37 a.m. EST
May 17, 2022 9:37 a.m. EST

We are getting you ready for the May long weekend with good eats and delicious patio drinks. Chef Lynn Crawford shares four make-ahead dishes that you can whip up in no time to set your long weekend up for success. Looking for a cocktail to serve your guests? We've got you covered. Need an easy grilling dish that will feed the whole family? Yes, we have that too. Scroll through the recipes and get ready for the weekend. 

Honey tamarind chicken with citrus and garden herb salsa verde

A sweet chicken dish served with a summer-ready citrus-forward salsa verde that will satisfy any eater. It's fresh and vibrant and perfect for a patio dinner. 

Potato salad

The very best potato salad recipe that you can use all summer long! Creamy and seasoned to perfection, you will want to bring this side dish to every outdoor occasion. 

NYC bicycle cocktail 

Grapefruit and gin come together for a refreshing cocktail. Sip on this all day to cool down on those hot summer days. 

Summer sunshine cocktail 

Bring the sunshine wherever you go with this cocktail! Made with fresh pineapple, rum and lime juice, you will feel like you're on a tropical vacation without stepping outside of your backyard. 

Strawberry rhubarb sangria

A sparkling sangria infused with strawberries and rhubarb to serve and impress your guests. We love this recipe because it serves a crowd and you can bring out fruit flavours by adding your favourites. 


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