Monday, July 4, 2011

Holiday Weekend Highlights

It has been a splendid weekend with still the rest of today to enjoy.  Rob and I spent the morning swimming and now just pottering about the house.  Here are some photo highlights of the weekend...

Friday evening, about to enjoy my first drink after almost 4 weeks of being a teetotaler.

Wearing my apron while preparing our romantic supper before heading out

Cheesy, meaty, crunchy, marinated and briny things!

View portion of Brew with a View

Watching the sun set over Kennesaw Mountain

 View from the bottom.  We had just enjoyed our gelato, 
but it was a race against the 90 degree heat to eat it before it melted, thus no photo.  :(

Saturday morning farmers market at Marietta Square

Found some perfect heirloom apples, $2 for 4 
and got a bonus one to munch on while shopping

Saturday evening, my mise en place for the cheese souffle

 French wine to go with dinner, it was delicious!

Rob wasn't impressed with the dish from an eating perspective, I should have known because he never likes things that taste "eggy and cheesy."  I didn't find it eggy at all, it tasted like cheese and air.  I was underwhelmed if I'm honest, but I do admit to being terribly impressed with the fact that I conquered the mythical cheese souffle.

Sunday afternoon Rob and I went to see On Stranger Tides.  
Sunday evening, dessert at Jeff and Donna's.  I made peach clafouti.  
You should have seen the spread they put on for dinner!  
Donna's gaucamole was superb and I will be dreaming of those shrimp and mango fajitas for years to come.  I wish I had been able to stop stuffing my face for a minute to get a photo.

 Zoe and Tally played themselves out!

As for today, I just put a farm chicken in to brine.  It will get slathered in a tarragon and pineapple sage compound butter and get grill roasted for our holiday dinner.  I may make splash of sangria now.  It's five o'clock somewhere, cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Love the picture of our babies. We probably won't get a better one til they are about 4 or 5! I think that was one of the few moments they weren't in motion.