Sunday, June 7, 2009

Dinner out and roses...

Dinner out doesn't always have to be fancy, and is not always defined by going to a restaurant! Tonight we decided it was nice enough to eat outside on the deck. We bought roses for our daughter's dance recital this weekend, and she requested them to be at the dinner table.

I always remember Sunday nights being family night growing up. We'd head over to my grandparents' house for dinner. Normally if the weather was nice we'd eat out on the porch overlooking the backyard. I have very fond memories of that house. I hope for my daughters to have the same fond memories of our family and the things we do together.

I like to get out the nice tablecloth when we eat outside, and still eat off the real dishes, it just makes the meal feel special. Even the food doesn't have to be fancy. Tonight we made wraps. Here's what was out to choose from:
  • Tortillas
  • Chicken strips
  • Black Beans
  • Corn
  • Black Bean Chipotle Dip (Fresh Market)
  • Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • Cheese
  • Sliced Red Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Sour Cream
Isn't it time for you to have dinner out?


  1. I've heard the Black Bean Dip from Fresh Market is great. . . I need to try it! We always ate dinner outside on Sundays as well. Enjoy this time!!

  2. Blair and I love to eat outside (sometimes, though, I think he would live outside if he could). Our table is tiny, but there's still enough room for wonderful memories to soar.

  3. That sounds delicious! You're so creative!!