Dinner Outdoors

Accessible table settings included flowers from Rory’s party and the garden, tablecloths from last season, white linen napkins, unironed!
Blueberry and Strawberry lattice top pies
Black bikini and corn on the cob are perennial favorites
How cute are these littles? Rory always has a golf club nearby.
These kids are always on the go!
Gabrielle brought beautiful hors d’ouevres
Caroline, Sarah, and Williams prepped vegetables and made drinks.
Beautiful and handsome kitchen help. 🙂
Across the yard with all the glassware.
Margaritaville in the kitchen.

I think there’s nothing better than dining al fresco during the summer months surrounded by those you love. Last weekend we tucked into some delicious marinated grilled flank steak, grilled salmon, traditional mac & cheese, sauteed seasonal vegetables, and a simple salad of homegrown lettuces. You can visit Simply Recipes for my go-to super-easy flank steak recipe. It never fails. Sometimes I leave a steak or two stewing in this marinade for a few days, and it just gets better.

Chilling on the covered porch. I love Monnie’s red dress!
Babies and dogs everywhere. 🙂
Sarah and Penelope.
Bill and William.
Father and son on the grill with the prepped protein.

For 18 guests, I served 7.5 pounds of flank steak and 2 pounds of salmon. We were heavy on protein and had plenty for steak sandwiches the next day. I always love having good leftovers.

I served dinner buffet style, which usually makes things easier.
I grew the nasturtiums to garnish my plates. I only like to use edible garnishes.
Three beautiful women.
Don’t you love Peyton’s hair?

I was going to pass on serving mac & cheese this time, yet I didn’t. I winged the recipe, used more cheddar than gruyere, didn’t use any nutmeg as there was none on hand, and the entire dish was scraped clean.

First outfit of the night.
I went all-in with color and pattern.
Second outfit of the night.

We all wore swim attire during the early afternoon, and everyone cleaned up for dinner.

I always love a good fire.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Every day dress, dinner outdoors.

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1 Comment

  1. Adorable babies!! Thanks for sharing steak recipe!

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