zip tips al fresco dining

zip tips al fresco dining

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No need for much explaining here. These zip tips for al fresco dining should make perfect sense. Just follow the captions on the pictures that describe some of the easy ways to make dining al fresco come together on the fly! I did just that. Got home at 5:15 and had company coming at 5:30. Luckily, they arrived at 5:41. Whew! Done!

Two couples. A table full of beautiful food that was all pulled together in about 45 minutes. Some new things. Some leftovers. Some nibbles and bites that create a meal adventure.

With wine, good food, great friends, a balmy Spring evening, there’s no other place to be than outdoors! Everything tastes better. Feels better. Happens better. And, to boot, we had a gorgeous full moon as the evening darkened. Yes, there was dessert, too!

zip tips al fresco dining
Pretty plates. Square shape. The unexpected. Small (8×8) and perfect for piling on spoons of goodliness. I mean even Saraha sand would be delicious on these plates!
zip tips al fresco dining
Easy. Quick. Simple. Salads. Small bowls. Different colors. Unique textures. I chopped half an English cucumber, a few black olives, some crumbled feta, lemon juice, sea salt and coarse ground pepper. That’s it! Incredible flavors & crunch!
zip tips al fresco dining
One larger plate as the centerpiece. Cantaloupe with fresh lime juice, zest, a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper! Talk about exploding with flavors & adventure for the palate! Those different fabrics you see are just that pieces (various sizes) of fabric samples that I’ve overlapped on the table.
zip tips al fresco dining
Sweet. Savory. Some crunch. Cherry tomatoes, seedless grapes, red onion, some olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper and fresh mint! Toss. Done. Put in a prissy little bowl.
zip tips al fresco dining
Chicken Drummettes. Some canola cooking spray, lemon pepper, coarse black pepper. Roast at 425 for about 25 minutes. Best you ever will put in your mouth! All the crispy & crunch plus tasty love!
zip tips al fresco dining
Great wine. White or Red. Both. Plus, that’s a block of aged white cheddar cheese behind it. Looks like butter. Not!
zip tips al fresco dining
Small retro water glasses with fresh lime. Olives, yes, always olives! Some hot crusty bread. Garbanzo beans pan seared in olive oil with some za’atar seasoning, fresh mint and lemon juice…talk about good. Lawsy, you’ll be thinking your dining at the Kasbah!
zip tips al fresco dining
Nothing fancy with the napkins. Just being cloth makes them fancy. And rustic, fringed and chicly wrinkled is all the rage!

 

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