The clear Summer sky inspires a Memorial Day look that is bright and crisp. Start by covering an outdoor table with a plaid tablecloth. Serve the steak and potatoes on one big platter family style. Plastic reusable plates are best for the backyard because they won't break. Keep napkins and utensils simple. When served in a big glass bowl, the jewel punch is festive and inviting. Hang a string of lights from the roof or between trees. Don't forget lots of unscented white candles and to fill a vase with a beautiful bouquet of fresh-cut flowers.
May 22 2009