Recently David and I have started to eat our weeknight dinners at
the breakfast bar in the kitchen. I am not sure what prompted this but
we are enjoying it. We sit face to face and discuss our day.
We have a breakfast room, but hardly ever eat there anymore if it is
just the two of us. Now Bentley is a bit confused by this because before
we started eating dinner at the breakfast bar it is where David would
sit and have a drink before dinner while I was cooking. Bentley
would sit by David's stool and David would toss Bentley a peanut
or an almond or two. I know ~ sounds strange, but Bentley loves
to eat nuts! They both would watch me cook and then we would
move to the table or maybe to TV trays in the family room.
Then one evening I served dinner right here and we have been doing it
ever since. Now that the weather is consistently warm and not yet too
hot we will start eating out on the patio. But for last night, it was right here.
Of course Bentley will have to move his nightly dinner show performance
from the kitchen to the patio. It's the cutest thing. Every night
at dinner Bentley grabs a toy and tosses it over and over into the air and
entertains us. Of course we repeatedly applaud and tell him how cute
he is and he is so happy and pleased with himself.
Last night I served BBQ chicken breasts, and southern style green beans
and potatoes. I used Emeril's recipe which you can read here. I
substituted Yukon Gold potatoes for the new ones, but otherwise it
is the same recipe.
And I served corn muffins and sweet tea too. I must tell you that my
eating habits have changed a bit since I moved back to Texas. I
have even started drinking diet Dr Pepper!
Well Bentley ~ I think we are going to have to place a special
basket of "outdoor toys" for you on the patio so that you
will have equipment for your nightly "dinner show".
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley