It was the most beautiful day, so we started out in the backyard. We popped some bubbly:
And then enjoyed one of our new favourite dishes, crispy polenta, with fried eggplant, a homemade sauce, and smoked cheddar:
There are so many fresh flavours in this dish, from the rosemary crusted onto the polenta, to the garlic, basil, vine-ripened tomatoes, and red wine in the sauce.
Next up our little friend made an appearance, and we snacked on some meats, cheeses, olives, etc..
We moved into the house for cauliflower soup.
The main course was stuffed pasta shells, served with garlic bread and Caprese salad skewers.
I made a classic cheesecake for dessert.
With a Saskatoon berry sauce for topping.
An extra special piece for my mother-in-law Leisa.
We had a wonderful evening celebrating her birthday, and it was the perfect way to end off a fabulous weekend at home.
How was your weekend? What did you do?