But after about 15 minutes the showers blew over, and it was beautiful. We dried everything off and got ready to celebrate.
We had some snacks to start, including coconut shrimp:
Breaded cheesy mushrooms:
And fried chicken bites, with the best fried chicken recipe ever:
We moved inside for dessert as the mosquitoes had just started to make an appearance. We had burnt grapes for dessert. You can find the recipe here.
We had a wonderful evening celebrating a dear friend of mine.
Let the holidays begin! This weekend we're excited to relax, not leave the house, BBQ a lot, and soak up the hot, hot, heat.
What are you up to this weekend?
How many years (or days or months) until you retire, haha?
(I've got 20 more years to go ... then maybe I'll try another career ... Starbucks barista!?)