There is something about August nights that make me want to linger outside well past dark. A few friends, some good music, and great food is all you need for a perfect evening. As the hostess, keeping it simple ensures I will enjoy myself as well. For planning, I think of three categories: easy food to nibble on, one signature drink, and delicious sweets. In the summer, seasonal fruit can be front and center. Use it in drinks and appetizers. And there is something about summer that screams chocolate cake and cookies.
Here’s to a great evening on your patio or deck. CHEERS!