Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Eve's

The other night the oldest two sons of mine were absent at dinner time, which left (duh) only the youngest of my offspring home.

Not that he minds.

In fact, he digs it.


I was all set to cook a huge slab 'o meat on the barbie, until that guy that I like so much remembered that it was Wednesday.

FYI...Wednesday's at The Counter rock. For 12 bucks you get 4 mini burgers and 4 mini beers.


So off we drove, into the sunset.

(ok...not really, because it was only 6:oopm. But 'into the sunset' sounded good, so there you go.)

Brian is the baby of our family and there are perks to that. One of them is that at 11, he hasn't ordered off the kids menu (when he is alone with us) in who knows how many years...and the kid has pretty snobby food tastes.

Gotta love being the baby.

Anywho, at the Counter, you design your own burger.


Not on the menu is The Sampler, which has fries, sweets, onions and pickles.


Don't knock a fried pickle till you've had one!

And hello?

Check this out!
I tried (and tried and tried and tried), but I couldn't.
After, we walked to Home Depot and seriously thought about buying an olive tree...but I had just read about fruiting versus non fruiting olive trees and I want a fruiting one, so we had to come home and do our research.

God Bless Google.
This morning, under cloudy skies, I picked the first of the summer tomatoes and pasillas and zucchini and piled them into the bowl that we carried home from Italy.
I miss Italy.

Though as I blog this, I am sitting in my candle lit backyard listening (and occasionally dancing...yep, sappily it's true) and sipping prosecco.

So Italy isn't far away.



  1. Love, love, love fried pickles!
    I'm also in a houseful of boys, although my oldest is away at college, and my middle son will be going in Aug. (but he'll only be 15 minutes away!).
    Found you through Follow Friday and am now following!

  2. I am here from FF and your newest follower. I'd love it if you could come visit/follow me at:

  3. Just stopping by from New Friend Friday ... very cute blog!

    Have a great 4th of July!


  4. Hi, Just popped over from Follow Friday 40 and over. What a wonderful restaurant that sounds like! Those mini burgers look awesome! And that bowl full of tomatoes ... yum! I'm in Canada and my garden isn't that far along yet, although I did pick my first zucchini this week. I'm following you now and would love for you to come check out my blog. :)

  5. I just wanted to say hello and tell you I'm happy to follow your fabulous blog! I'm dropping by from NFF and I'd love for you to visit my fun blog ~FrouFrouDecor~
    Happy 4th and happy weekend to you and yours!! :D
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~


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