Summer food is so simple, fun and easy to fix. Its about fresh... For instance, take a large tomato, basil, and chive from the garden, some mozzarella from the deli and create a tomato torte which can be eaten as dinner or with dinner.
Slice the tomato and mozzarella, layer them in a dish then top with olive oil, basil and chive. The family and or guests will think you went to chef school.
For a quick meat entree, try veal or pork medallions in a creamy mustard sauce with sun dried plums (see brainy archives); and for an additional side - buckwheat groats.