I love these long summer nights.
The weather is perfect – it’s the type of weather where it doesn’t feel like anything.
Not hot, not cold. Just perfect.
Any summer weather is good for grilling, but tonight was prime.
I picked up some steaks today for Nick to grill – I’m not sure what he put on them, but they were awesome! Great flavor and cooked perfectly.
While he grilled, I cooked the corn and cut up some of our tomatoes for the salad. Nick cut the lettuce for me since I was also working on the potluck dishes for tomorrow.
It was a great dinner! This local corn has just been so sweet this summer – I’ve got to get more next week.
While the food for tomorrow was cooking (one on the stove and one in the oven), I sat outside on the deck and read ONE of the books I’m in right now. Have you read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle? That’s the one I’m working on now. I started it a while ago, but never finished. I love the book and it gives me some great ideas, but it also just reminds me of how much I’m not doing – does that make sense? I really like it, though. And I like that their farm isn’t too far from here! I’m hoping we can go to the store there sometime – that would be a fun little day trip.
I’ve got the main dish done for tomorrow – kind of a vegetarian enchilada pasta dish I made up. I made some extra for us to have for lunches or leftovers this week, so I’ll post the recipe soon. It looked and smelled good, though! I can’t wait to try it tomorrow.
I also made a bigger batch of the cookie-topped brownies to take :) It definitely smells good in the house now.
Speaking of those brownies…
I’ve got 2 small ones with my name on them.