Our menu was this:
Yazoo Cheese Straws
Inland Prawn Toasts with Jezebel Sauce
Bloodies with Pickled Snap Beans
Mahogany Glazed Game Birds
Apricot Rice Salad
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Lemon Icebox Pie
Darkness on the Delta
We sent advance invitations proper-like. . . .
Mustered our inner hausfrau to put together a table under an arbor slung with twinkly lights. . . .
Then sat down together to feast.
The children even took a break from nonstop hide-and-seek to enjoy an early summer dinner outside.
It was warm but not too warm, and the crowd worked its ways through many bottles of wine and stayed until late in the evening (always a sign of a good time!).
A pretty night.*
*After spying some flower arrangements at Knoxville's Farmers Market, I am newly enamored of wildflowers in repurposed soup cans. Something about the airy, delicate flowers and shiny industrial cans is so appealing. I foresee future summer dinner tables Chez 500Jerk adorned with this simple decoration. Best of all, kids can easily create something beautiful on their own.