stephmodo: Dinner at Dusk

Dinner at Dusk

• 28 July 2008

Dinner at 7 turned into dinner at 8:45. Oops. Sometimes I just can't get the timing thing down :)

Anyway, we discovered that dinner at dusk is exquisite in the summer. The colors in the sky are ephemeral. The temperature...comfortable. And in this case, the view was lovely too. We almost ate inside, but then the cover of this month's Living popped into my head and I was again reminded how glorious it is to eat outside in the warmer months. Quickly we clipped some wildflowers growing close by for a simple centerpiece and transferred everything outdoors. We had such a great time outside-- that is, until the sprinklers joined our little fete :) Luckily, Chris moves faster than lightening and saved the day in .5 seconds (that was for you honey).

(Many thanks to Nana Becca & Grandpere who allowed us to use their condo for the weekend!)


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  2. Looks nice! I'd like to know what you made.

  3. Wami,

    We ate the Barefoot Contessa's Perfect Roast Chicken, salad, good bread, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and strawberry shortcake (which I accidentally overcooked...oops!) with whipped cream and berries for dessert.

  4. Gorgeous! Nothing beats good friends and good food! Is the tablecloth yours? I've been looking for some nice outdoor/patterned ones. Recs?

  5. Love the familiar faces! Looks like a fun evening. I wish we could dine year round outside in Utah.

  6. looks like so much fun. the kiddies...where were they or was this a weekend getaway? i was just about to ask what you ate but i just saw it in your almost left us hanging.:) you are absolutely the most adorable!!!

  7. noelle, the kids were in bed :) we typically have dinners with friends after 7 so we can have the kids down and enjoy some adult time.

  8. I'm so glad I'm not the only one that sometimes runs behind on dinner parties! Looks so picturesque!


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