Last week instead of having “Friday Night Out,” we had “Friday Night In.” Our daughter, Jessica, was home from FL where she’s now living and working. Our son, Jon, was off work and could join us for dinner. And our friends, Sharon and Ron, whom we usually go to dinner with on Friday nights were available, too. Instead of going out like we normally do, we had a “Friday Night In.”
First, Jessica and I chose the menu. We decided on a recipe from Rachael Ray’s 365: No Repeats cookbook– Balsamic-Glazed Chicken with Smoked Mozzarella and Garlic Rice Pilaf along with fresh asparagus. Jon brought Texas Herb Bread from my favorite, Stone Mill Bakery in Houston. Sharon brought the wine and made a homemade fresh strawberry pie. I cut roses from my garden for the table, and voila… instant dinner party! Our dog, Herc, was in heaven with company in the house.
Hope you’re taking good care of yourself this summer and doing something special on Friday nights!