Thursday, March 12, 2009

Outdoor dining

Monday night the kids and I decided to eat outside. The weather was 75 degrees and we thought we would take advantage of the daylight savings time and enjoy the mild evening. They had a lot of fun setting the table before Daddy came home. Except for the fact that my husband tied the dog to the basketball goal and he barked everytime someone walked by our house, it was a very pleasant supper.

I grilled pork chops with Dales sauce ( a southern soy based marinade sauce) and we had rice and green beans.

These are not good plates to diet with. They are HUGE!

I bought this platter in Playa Del Carma, Mexico.

I bought this candelabra at Walmart the other day. It was on clearance for $5. I love the green and orange. It is citronella candles.

Well, hope you enjoyed our al fresca meal. For more tablescapes visit Between Naps on a Porch.


smilernpb said...

I LOVE the platter! It's so pretty.

I don't like eating outside, to be honest, we usually end up with flies in our dinner!

Marva said...

How nice! The boys and I had a picnic lunch on the porch the other day. I love living in the South minus the tornados!

The chops look yummy!


Michelle said...

We did the same thing this week...great fun and the kids loved it.

I think Abby and I have had a picnic everyday this the weather. Today it's colder and this weekend cold and rain:( I guess it just that time of year for teasing weather!

Loved your platter, setting and candles too!

Mrs. G said...

What a beautiful family you have. I am so jealous of your outdoor dining experience which is lovely. It is freezing and snowing here in Michigan today.
It is very nice to meet you.

Becc said...

Looks beautiful... and how I LONG for that!!!! Snow! We have more snow than we know what to do with!!! I want grass! Just grass!!!!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE eating outside... everything looks lovely!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Mmmmm...I am so looking forward to 75 degree weather and eating on the deck! Lucky you! What a beautiful platter!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Susan said...

Happy Tablescape Thursday


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh what fun...I LOVE eating outside! Love your platter and candle centerpiece! BTW, I just discovered your link for TT wasn't working, so if you didn't get a lot of visits that may be why. Susan

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

How nice that you were able to eat outside. Our snow has finally melted but still very cold (about 22F) and our grass is very mushy. Those pork chops look delicious!

Anonymous said...

Love your clearance citronella candle holder. My neighbor has one just like it. She put it over the hole in her table and then slid her umbrella through it. Looks fabulous. I've been looking for one.