The first time our wonderful deck was used for entertainment, Thom, Susan, the kids, Amoeba and I had a barbecue. It was cold and we brought the food inside to eat. Ditto the second time, although we didn’t mind the cold so much when we were roasting marshmallows.
Today we finally had our first actual Pacific Northwest Summer day. The day reached a reasonable temperature and it is in fact still nice and warm outside even though it is 11:22 P.m. and the sun has gone down. My windows are still open. So, the third time is a charm, we dined outside tonight for the very first time.
We invited a couple of Amoeba’s colleagues to join us for surf and turf on the barbecue. We had yummy fresh wild caught salmon and some absolutely wonderful flatiron steaks which my love grilled to perfection. I also served a fresh green salad with pecans, dried cranberries and orange slices; and my homemade pasta salad. Oh! And for starters, we had homemade pico de gallo and (store bought) tortilla chips. For finishers we had hot apple pie and french vanilla ice cream.