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friday five: weekend to-dos.

Hell to the yes. It’s finally Friday. Check out our ideas to make the most of your two precious days off. Don’t waste your weekend!

Friday Five: Inspiration
So many ideas…so little time!

1) Make these easy fridge fill pickles via the Smitten Kitchen.

2) Try one of these twenty easy DIYs…all under $10. MUST MAKE: the gold dot patterned wallpaper!

3) Learn how to create a capsule wardrobe. THIS IS FASCINATING. WE ARE DOING THIS.

4) Grill some veggies.

5) Focus on developing just one of these twenty habits happy people know.

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grilled shrimp with jalapeno vinaigrette.

Behold, the third installment of our Sunday Summer Supper series. These grilled shrimp, along with Fresh Cucumber Salad and Grilled Corn with Herb Butter, make a perfect warm-weather meal. Special thanks to L’s mother in law Beverly for putting it all together!

The Glitter Life Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp with Jalapeno Vinaigrette via Summer Cottage magazine

What You Need:

  • Wooden skewers
  • 2 lbs fresh medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on)
  • Jalapeno Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro, chopped fresh chives

What You Do:

  • Soak skewers for at least 30 minutes. Thread shrimp onto skewers, and place in a baking dish. Pour Jalapeno Vinaigrette over shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350 to 400 degrees). Spray grill rack with nonstick nonflammable grill spray. Place skewers on grill rack on direct heat. Grill uncovered for 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Turn skewers and grill for an additional 4 minutes or until shrimp are done.
  • Cool slightly and serve immediately. Garnish with chopped cilantro and chives if desired.

Jalapeno Vinaigrette

What You Need:

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground  black pepper

What You Do:

  • In a small bowl, whisk oil and vinegar until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.
  • Before using, let mixture come to room temperature. Whisk again until smooth.

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The Glitter Life Grilled Shrimp

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grilled corn with herb butter.

Adults and kids alike will love this delicious summer side dish: fresh corn grilled with herb butter.

The Glitter Life Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn with Herb Butter via Summer Cottage magazine

What You Need:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened and divided
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ears corn, husks and silks removed

What You Do:

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350 to 400 degrees). Spray grill rack with nonstick nonflammable grill spray.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Add oil and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat remaining 1/2 cup butter, chives, parsley, salt and pepper at medium speed with an electric mixer until combined. Set aside.
  • Using a silicone brush, brush corn with oil mixture. Place corn on grill rack over direct heat. Grill, covered with grill lid, brushing with oil mixture and turning every 10 minutes for at least 25 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Serve warm with herb butter.

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