Yesterday it rained- hard- all day.
We had invited several friends for a picnic dinner (more like courtyard dining under the stars) but unless we were willing to dine in bathing suits (not me, thank you very much) outside would have to be relocated.
And so we had an indoor picnic under the dining room chandelier (which is, coincidentally, just as lush as the Milky Way).
Hosting my friend, and Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook author, Tiffany Harelik, proved to be an appetizing opportunity to ‘show-off’ some of my favorite summer recipes, and proved once again…
|Pretty as a Picnic|
|My Mother’s Summer Spaghetti|
|Grilled Italian sausage
over a green pepper, scallion, and mushroom ragout
|Spinach salad with almonds, mandarin oranges,
and cottage cheese
|Frozen fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait
served in vintage Belleek & Willete