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Patio Dining

We had Jan and Les over for a casual dinner Sunday night. I have been promising Les pasta carbonara, his FAVORITE, for months! We started with ricotta sformata, delicious prosciutto-wrapped grilled asparagus that Jan brought, and a bottle of Oregon Pinot Gris.

Next we enjoyed one of my favorite summer salads: spinach, fennel, oranges, and red onion with citrus vinegarette.


I could eat JUST this salad for dinner!


Les was ecstatic over his bowl of bucatini carbonara! Jan and I shared another bottle of Pinot Grigio, and the boys sipped something red. (I have no idea...I was busy cooking.)


This was a long, lingering meal. We began eating at 6:30, and finished our pasta at 8:45.


With the wine glasses refilled, we moved inside to watch "Desperate Housewives" and have dessert: Blackberry cake with whipped cream and berries!

Comments (2)

Yummy...this look so good! Carbonara is one of my favorites too! When do you leave for Italy? We leave on June 7th.

Barb Cabot:

good friends, good food, good times...that's a good life! Here's to you "Hostess with the Mostest!" Cheers!

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