Monday, July 25, 2011

"Yesterday was a beautiful day"

It has been since last summer that we have had my Mr's side of the family all together, over for dinner.

It was such a beautiful day, just perfect for outdoor gabbing and dining..

It reached 90 degrees in Spokane yesterday, but we are so very fortunate to have many, many trees in our backyard..throughout the day it is draped in shade for the most part, with small shards of sunshine breaking through..even on the warmest days in remains quite pleasant.

Cribbage was played, boxes of old photos were gone through and shared, a little hacky sack between cousins and lots of gabbing and of course eating.

Delicious food..

Coney dogs...they were so yummy!  Its been so long since I have had a coney..what a wonderful treat that brings back, for me, so many memories!

Penne pasta with spinach, mangos, grape tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, basil pesto and parmesan...a new recipe from called Scrumptious time I make this I will add 2 or 3 mangos, depending on size. The recipe called for 1 and it just wasn't enough, for me anyway.

Imitation crab and bread salad, so incredibly daughter loves this salad and anytime we are getting together in the summer for a barbecue, she always asks for it..
It is quite simple actually...the recipe sounds kind of weird, but in the end it tastes like an Egg Salad sandwich with crab..

1 package imitation crab
1 small onion chopped finely
1-2 stalks of celery chopped small
1 loaf of white sandwich bread, buttered on both sides, crusts cut off and cut into cubes
6 hard boiled eggs chopped
Mix all together with enough mayo so that you have the consistency of egg salad.

Uncle Robin's absolutely, always, yummy potato salad

and can't eat outside in the summer without watermelon!

For dessert we enjoyed

Espresso brownies

Marion berry pie


an Ice Cream Sundae bar..

It was a lovely, perfect day shared with family!

Blessings and many hopes that you will have a most lovely, perfect day with you and yours!


1 comment:

  1. What a delight. Your yard is breathtaking. And the food all looks scrumptious. Glad you had such a great day.