I have been wanting to have a dinner outside for ages and ages. Either my guests didn’t want to venture forth, or the weather was so uninviting that even I realized that it was not the best idea, or, as in the case with the last meal mentioned, Ana and I were so done in with our trek about town that it didn’t seem worth the effort. So I was determined that this weekend we would have an al fresco meal rain or shine. There has been a lot more rain than shine this year, and the weather today was rather iffy. In the morning it was beautiful, by noon it was looking a little ominous, but when dinnertime came, it was perfect.
For years, Rebecca and I prepared a Fourth of July picnic in our yard, but for the last few, our work schedules interfered with our plans. So while this wasn’t a Holiday Event, the menu included our traditional Fourth of July cuisine – Rebecca’s weenie bread and mock choux. Also red, white, and blue potato salad, belatedly in honor of the day. Our friends Martha and Joe joined us. Martha, a brilliant cook, brought tomato treats, strawberries, and the yummiest ever cookies – two types whose names I already don’t remember. Italian though, and scrumptious.
|Red, white, and blue potato salad and mock choux|
Martha took some great pictures, which were better than mine, especially of the food. You can see them here.