As our backyard is beginning to take shape, we’ve been relaxing outside more often. For the past two years, we have eaten outside quite often but we didn’t have a spot to just chill out afterwards. Now we have a shaded spot, thanks to a massive tree-trimming effort by my husband, and an area for four lounge chairs, a small table and umbrella. The dogs love it, too, because they can lick us and demand pats on the head by shoving their face into our laps!
It has been a difficult week to say the least, and enjoying a quiet dinner under the stars is one of the few things I look forward to.
Oh, and how could I forget to mention that my husband made a delicious, simple pasta dish (mini penne with ham, peas and melted brie!) The “classic” recipe calls for panna but we didn’t have it on hand.