Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dining Outdoors

Yesterday was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping (even the one that Eric calls the Nelson bird-sounds like this), there was a slight breeze. Nature was practically asking us on a dinner date. So we set up in the back yard.

dinner table
The dining table

I made super simple vegan quesadillas (vegan cream cheese and Daiya in a folded tortilla and grilled until golden) and topped with chopped fresh tomatoes and lettuce---completed with a dallop of vegan sour cream. We also enjoyed some yellow rice with black beans and pickled red onion (recipe derived from Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers, but only loosely followed because that's how I roll). We've been using a bunch of the vegan cheeses and stuff as our small town just got a real health food store, wooo! We are indulging a bit in the "fakes."

the meal

big glasses

Cordelia, eating

Eric, nervous about onions

Bumblebee

When was the last time you dined outside?

5 comments:

Tiffany said...

Hi! I found your blog today and just wanted to say that it is lovely. I have two little girls myself and another on the way and we are a vegan family. It is always so nice to dine outside. Hopefully our weather will get nicer soon. Great blog!

Stacy said...

I had dinner with the man friend to celebrate his birthday on Saturday. We ate outside at this nice Italian place in Philly... delightful!

Glad you had a good dinner!

Emily said...

Perfection. You look gorgeous by the way!! I wish we could dine out here, but we would sweat to death unfortunately.

Susan S said...

Ha! When I played the Nelson bird it woke Bode up!

affectioknit said...

FUN! it's been a while...but as soon as that deck is finished...

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