Last night we had our first dinner outside for the Summer. We got home from ballet, the kids were feral and tired, so we headed outside to let the last bit of the day soothe us all. My star jasmines have also just all bloomed so the smell on the side verandah is AMAZING.
Cosy dinners by the fire are nice, but there is something about summer isn’t there? With no shoes, a warm breeze and light that’s also very good indeed.
Gin and tonics sipped on while getting an easy BBQ together are the business.
We had a simple cabbage noodle salad that’s on regular rotation round these parts in summer. Daisy ADORES this salad and would eat and entire bowl of it if she could.
This, to me, is a perfect summer dinner.
After dinner we threw the girls in the bath and came back outside to finish our drinks and have a natter.
I have to say that Harper was particularly revolting during this dinner. Hilarious, but revolting nonetheless. Daisy is learning for the School choir the song by James Taylor – You’ve got a Friend – and she sat and sang it to us in her beautiful voice, then when she was done, feral guts AKA Harps, sang her own version. Which went like this:
“Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall
All you gotta do is ring up (that bit was my favourite)
And I’ll be a poo wee
You’ve got a poo. You’ve got a wee”
Charming. And very funny.
Recipe for salad: