Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Reason to Look Forward to Mondays

Hola Bloggies:

Those of you that read my blog know I take part in a weekly Monday night doggy hike. But have I mentioned that after every hike we’ve now started incorporating a dinner? Allow me to show you some pictures . . .

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Sharing wine and good food is a fantastic way to end a Monday night. It makes all the difference between dreading Monday and absolutely looking forward to Mondays. And that shift is a GIANT win in my books!

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Our dinners aren’t complicated – rather simple really. Some grilled protein of choice, a salad, and a starch. I’m of the opinion, however, that simple meals are often the best. Especially in the middle of summer-like weather.

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The idea is that every week someone else will host the dinner. It hasn’t been our turn yet but the FiancĂ© and I have given it some thought. My casa isn’t really suitable for entertaining so I think we’ll host the dinner at a local park. We have a brilliant Weber Q (100) bbq that is totally portable and grills up an absolutely lovely meal. That way we can host even though the casa is really not good for inviting people over.

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I kind of love our new tradition. It’s the kind of thing that makes a girl feel more at home in this Rocky Mountain town. In fact I daresay I’m really looking forward to our walks. Even in the dead of winter.

Yaaaayyyy for wonderful Monday hikes + dinner!

 

Do you have a casa that’s good for entertaining? Did you ever have a too small home like mine? What did you do? Did you still invite friends over?

9 comments:

Southbaygirl said...

I LOVE roasted Potatoes! Yummy!!

I dont entertain alot-I would love to but in LA everyone lives SO far away. And I have 4 cats and a dog-that always freaks people out!!!

Jessica said...

I love entertaining in the summer, because we have a GORGEOUS backyard!!! Winter time, not so much...

I would love to have a group like that!!!

ps. Check your email re: meet up!! :) I need a refresher of when you are coming to town!

That Pink Girl said...

What a GREAT tradition to start! I love how you are working to be a part of your community and finding people with similar interests. Love it!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said...

The place I lived in Vic was not suitable to entertaining, and it sucked! I never invited people over because of it, even though I would have liked to.

Now that I'm back at the 'rents, sure, I have space to entertain, but my family is ALWAYS here. So again...I don't. Le sigh.

A Toronto girl out West said...

Southbaygirl,

I have to admit I'm not much of a potato fan but these were fabulous. Lightly crispy. Really really good.

A Toronto girl out West said...

Jessica,

I actually find winter time entretaining easier. Mostly because you can serve one pot meals!

A Toronto girl out West said...

That Pink Girl,

We're trying. Admittedly, it's not easy to make friends here but we're definitely doing our best.

A Toronto girl out West said...

Marianne,

Funny thing is the places where I lived in Victoria were fabulous for entretaining. I miss them!

Nienke at Revel said...

I used to live in a teeny tiny bachelor apartment and did not have people over very often - there was basically standing room only!

Moving your hosting turn to the park is a great idea - almost like a picnic! And I figure all of the people in your walking group are outdoorsy :)