We decided to have our family dinner at Brandon’s house this year . So I began with a trip to the farmers market with my big straw bag for some fresh veggies and herbs.
I had to get some green onions, cilanthro
and most important basil and eggplant for my spaghetti sauce.
I love the smell of fresh basil. I use can whole tomatoes, sea salt, basil, garlic, eggplant, fresh ground round for my sauce. I made the sauce early so the herbs blend throughly and brought everything over to Brandon’s house and set up on his back patio. The menu , spaghetti, bruschetta, fresh basil salad, wine, ice tea, double choc. cake with choc frosting with Trader Joe’s vanilla ice cream and choc cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
We have a new addition to the family and his name is Sam, the kids had a great time playing with him but Leo was upset when Sam jump on him. Finally we told Leo to stop running and tell Sam stop and to sit.
I like to have the dress white as this being the end of summer dinner. Tanya looked so fresh in her white shirt and jeans.
and so did Melissa (right) and her mom (left). Everyone looked like they were having a nice time !
…but us girls were having too much fun posing for pictures !
Happy 23rd Birthday Justin !
And Happy Birthday Melissa !!
Hope the magic of this evening stays with you both the whole year till next year at our end of summer family dinner !
We almost made our list for the “Ten things we wanted to do for the summer’ except for ” #4 Have a tennis tournament at night. (everyone plays), oh well we’ll try ten for ten next year, hope everyone had a wonderful summer. Now it’s time to start planning for our annual Mystery Dinner next month !