Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dinner al fresco ~

A few evenings ago I invited some very nice people over for dinner al fresco out on the newly rebuilt deck. This is the first time since the construction that I have been able to do this and I had almost forgotten what an enjoyable place it was to entertain: the weather was perfect and not a mosquito in sight.

 Earlier in the morning when I went to Trader Joe's for wine and other ingredients for the dinner I couldn't pass up this lovely bouquet...the colors were perfect!

For the entrée I prepared Chicken and Wild Mushrooms a recipe from the Barefoot Contessa's latest cookbook, she never disappoints ~ it was delicious, this photo really doesn't do it justice. I wish I could have taken one myself but I was too busy scurrying around the kitchen. You can find the recipe Here.

Google photo

Along with the Chicken I served a field green salad with home made croutons , Pommes Anna, and zucchini, picked fresh from the garden. For desert...strawberry shortcake. 

I think that everyone enjoyed it ~ I know that I did!
Thank you for visiting I hope you have a delicious day!
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  1. A wonderful dinner and absolutely lovely spot to dine. Eating outdoors is so truly special.

  2. Such a lovely venue for dinner. I'm sure it was a beautiful meal at a beautiful location.

  3. Eating outside is just so beautiful - we do that as often as possible. Lovely set table - and I will check out that recipe. I love her cookbooks!

  4. Hi Adirenne! Oh, what a lovely table and you have my mouth watering. Your dinner sounds so good. I'm sure your friends loved it.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. The setting is lovely and the menu sounds perfect! The Barefoot Contessa always delivers!

  6. You set a beautiful table and the menu sounds wonderful. Everything looks perfect and to eat outside is a plus. Thanks for sharing your post.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. The menu sounds more than delish my friend. Love the idea of dining outside. Looks sooo beautiful!


  8. What a beautiful space to enjoy a meal Adrienne! Your table looks lovely and wow, does that dish look delicious!
    sending hugs...

  9. Sounds like a delicious dinner at a beautifully set table! What fun!


  10. What a beautiful setting! It sounds like you put together a memorable night and a great meal!


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