I thought it would be fun to share a few photos from our Memorial Day with you!
Our oldest daughter, Charley, helped me set the table.
She added the red flowers to each place setting. A very pretty touch!
Red, white and blue flowers from the garden.
I've fallen for seagrass this Summer.
Seagrass paired with simple patterns, like a chevron print.
I kept our table simple with fresh flowers, ears of corn, and a pitcher of THE BEST EVER home-made blackberry and mint lemonade.
~ SEAGRASS chargers ~
Our menu was inspired by a recent lunch I had at Classics Flowers & Confections.
I had a BBT. Have you ever heard of it?
It's a Basil~Bacon~and~Tomato Sandwich on buttery brioche.
It is hands-down the best sandwich I have ever had. Ever.
What made it so delicious . . . besides the buttery brioche bread and smoked applewood bacon . . . was the dressing on the bread . . .
And it was incredible!
I know, it might sound weird . . . BASIL on a traditional BLT, but it is AMAZING!
Basil leaves paired with Basil AOLI is so delicious!!! (Recipe on the way!)
Instead of BBQ-ing that day, I re-created the BBT that I had at Classics Flowers & Confections . . . and I'm so glad that I did.
Even my husband, who's quite particular, gave it rave reviews.
~ the ingredients to make Basil Aoli ~
We also enjoyed fresh, sweet corn-on-the-cob, strawberries, and THE BEST EVER home-made blackberry and mint lemonade in mason jars with paper straws.
It felt like a Summer picnic in our very own dining room!
For dessert, I dipped butter waffle cookies in white chocolate and then sandwiched them with vanilla bean ice cream.
They were so darn good!!
A great way to kick off Summer!
Happy Summer, friends!
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