The "Fam" came down last Saturday from the city
My brother, two of his three daughters, one of his three sons-in-law and two of his three grands
It was a beautiful day on the prairie
Husband Jim had spent the day before smoking a pork shoulder
And we set up the tables in the garden for lunch
The shade came before they came so it was pleasant to dine in the garden
Two round tables pushed together to make a table for eight
The Williams Sonoma yellow Provencal tablecloths
Bought just for the garden
A centerpiece of a terra-cotta pot with white geraniums
The blue Spode, the everyday cutlery and glassware
And what did we do with the pork?
Well, I made coleslaw with red pepper, red onion, carrots, cilantro
and a lime-cumin dressing
And Farmer's Market corn on the cob was cut off and red pepper and red onion and cilantro was added to it . . . so sweet
I like to take corn tortillas and dry toast them on a cast iron griddle to char them a bit
And . . .
Those ingredients became pork tacos
Red and green salsa from History, Inc. at our Farmer's Market
And a pico which had more spice for those who liked a little heat.
We started with guacamole and chips from a local Mexican restaurant
And ended with chocolate layer birthday cake.
It's Thursday and I'm sharing our Garden Lunch with Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.