Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I had a casual dinner party last night. It was so gorgeous out that I set up and outdoor dining room under the stars. A couple of guests were vegetarians so I had oodles of non-meat things. I cut corn off the cob and it was so wonderful that I didn't butter or salt it. My basil in the garden is as big as my head (I have a freakishly large head) and it was perfect with ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Because I have Italian blood, I cooked for 30 people even though we had 10 guests. I had Mr. Man running about at the last minute lighting the hundreds of candles I set out in birdbaths, in the garden, hanging from trees and lanterns. The coolest part of the evening is that we were entertained by James Blunt and Cheryl Crow who were appearing last night at Ravinia Music Festival. (I have to admit that I don't love them and they were great!) We could hear them perfectly from our party! I think even the hipsters in attendance relaxed and enjoyed the live tunes.
**My brother Toby Summerfield is so disturbed that I enjoyed the music from the night before, that I got a stack of CD's from him the next day! Calm down, I have not gone easy listening in my old age.