This is not so much a recipe as it is a plea to enjoy the last heavenly days of summer. San Diego is heating up again but the breeze that sweeps in from the coast makes up for it. Little GG went back to school today, sparkling in sequins from skirt to shoes, with a pony shirt thrown in for good measure (she even – surprise! – matched her buddy – the power of shopping at Target!).
We spent the last Sunday at the beach with friends, body boarding, stealing snacks from each other and repeating to ourselves and each other, “This is the most gorgeous day ever.” Days like that beg for cold beer and easy-breezy dinners, which is what you see here. I spent $4.30 at the farm stand on the way home and picked up heirloom tomatoes, fresh corn and a juicy slab of watermelon. I’ve managed to not kill off the basil in the back forty, so I snipped a few leaves of that onto thick slices of tomato; feta and a drizzle of balsamic and olive oil finished the dish.
Later, after dinner outside and a cold gluten-free beer to boot, we snuggled up on the couch to watch Phineas & Ferb: Where’s Perry, Part 2. For the third time. Or maybe it was the fourth. But no matter, family movie night is more about cuddles than anything else.
Not a bad recipe, am I right?!