We inaugurated a tradition tonight. The Maris Family Dinner Under the Stars!
California's beautifully cool, breezy evenings are a tantalizing invitation to dine outside. So we did!
We set a board across two chests, topped it with a tablecloth, added candles.
As the sun was setting we dined on Onion-Crusted Chicken, authentic German Spatzle, Stellar Stuffed Zucchini, and a green salad. We followed with the rest of my birthday cake and peach cobbler for the purists. (the peaches were picked from the backyard this morning!)
By the time desert was passed around we needed to have coffee and jackets to brave the cool air.
The dogs and cat looked longingly on as we dined sumptuously and laughed at silly private jokes. We'll definitely do this again, but we won't wait til next year. I kept the table up just in case we want to eat breakfast al fresco too!
What memories have you been making this summer?