Supper at Sundown
It's hot in Texas, but not too hot to embrace the heat and sneak out to the Hill Country for gorgeous vistas and wide-open spaces. Once the sun starts to set, firing up the grill and heading outside for a relaxed dinner with friends is a great way to wind down.
Low-Key Dinner Menu
- Garlic Shrimp
- Grilled Tri-Tip with Citrus-Chile Butter
- Southwest Watermelon Salad
- Lemon-Herb Potatoes
- Sautéed Squash and Tomatoes
- Easy Mocha Mousse
"I love cooking out here," Shaws says of the sprawling, longhorn-studded ranch in Willow City. "The timing's not the same. No one gets mad if the food's a few minutes late. It's very low-key."
Colorful watermelon, cilantro, basil, jalapeños, and Cotija cheese are just a few of the ingredients that give this Southwest Watermelon Salad its flavor. You can tone down the heat by omitting the jalapeños.
- Recipe: Southwest Watermelon Salad
Whether it's pies, puddings, or panna cotta, these dreamy desserts will have your guests singing your praises all night.
Crisp cookies and fresh berries pair nicely with cool-and-creamy mocha mousse.
- Recipe: Easy Mocha Mousse