Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dinner and Drinks

The weather has been absolutely amazing these past few days. Come dinner time, each night, it hits about 75 degrees and our screened-in porch feels just about perfect. We've been dining outdoors at sunset and it seems that our little outdoor space has become my very favorite feature of our new home.

I do my best at cooking, but I will openly admit that I am no Rachel Ray. The entrees I make are rather predictable and usually somewhat bland. Fortunately, Pinterest has been a real game changer for Kiel and I. My 'Good Eats" board has been a go-to as of late, and tonight I put together a little dish called Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas, courtesy of Kevin & Amanda. Four ingredient dinners are right up my alley and this one actually turned out really well. If your into Mexican, I would highly recommend giving it a go.

In addition to our yummy meal, we made a couple home-made margaritas. 

1 - 2 shots    tequila
           1 shot    Triple Sec
        1/3 cup    club soda
     2/3 cup    Fresca
                                1/2     fresh-squeezed lime

             Pour over crushed ice

With a little one who hits the hay around 7:30, and a husband who doesn't get home from work until after 6pm… a date night out can be a bit challenging sometimes. With that being said, we try and keep things fresh and fun by bringing date night to Belmont Street every now and again. These cool summer nights have made for the perfect setting so we have been taking advantage as much as possible.