Oooooooooo have I never been more ready for summer than I am this year. This summer is my summer! I might have to work my normal taunting schedule, but I'd be damn if I am going to feel like the summer is just passing me by, sailing away, waving, blowing me kisses,. As it drifts farther and farther. Until on morning I wake up dazed and confuses as to why there are leaves on the ground.
Dinners outside are one of my favorite things that naturally come with summer. I don't know why I love them so, but I do. So I thought why not craft up a beautiful Sunday dinner to ring in the beautiful season.
I'm here to create an ambiance. I want every member of my family to walk out onto our back porch and feel transported. I'm not out here looking for a wow, nice job MaKayla. I'm here striving for a physical step back, sharp inhale, and a woahhh.
I know it is a tall order, but I'm just going to shoot for the stars. even if I have to set everybody up in folded chairs under some dim twinkle lights. I know they will appreciate the effort and show me nothing but support.
Which leads me to setting up our wood table with a beautiful table cloth, candles, flowers, foliage, matching placemats, and dishware. The porch was clean, organized, and set up to be the perfect dinner and dessert spot for the night.
My frame of thought is keep it relatively simple. Which means skipping appetizers and grilling up something that everyone is sure to enjoy.
I decided the best way to do that plus keeping it pressure free was to grill up some kabobs.
We all love different things so there was no pattern to my kabobs. Available were mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, onions, chicken, and shrimp. As sides I cut up some delicious fruit and made a cold pasta salad with olives, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
Dessert was a lot easier because I am not a skilled backer so that meant to the grocery store I went. I picked us up a cake, some ice cream, and cookies to enjoy.
Since the desserts had to be store bought I really wanted my individuality to shine out with the beverages. I made three different ice cold beverages for everyone to choose among. The first was lemon water accented with lemon rinds and wedges. The second was a mint watermelon water accented with beautiful mint leaves. The last of the three was sangria which was accented with fruits like apples and oranges.
That's what made up my Summer Sunday Dinner. It was delicious and I had an absolute blast on refocusing all of my energy from work to making a simple dinner for my family and I to enjoy together.
What are some summer recipes you're making?
I'd love some inspiration for my next Summer Sunday Dinner.
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