There are so many things to love about spring. A short list includes warm afternoons and tulips poking out of fresh damp earth. Dreaming up garden plans and evenings light enough and long enough to enjoy a glass of wine while dinner grills on the barbecue.
And while I could list out at least another 100 items to love about the warm weather, my absolute top-of-the-list most favorite thing about spring is dinner on the patio with friends and family. Simple, fancy, take-out, barbecue, grilled cheese sandwiches, it doesn’t matter. If it’s people I love and a meal outside, I’m deliriously happy.
After a wild and unpredictable year none of us could have dreamed up, the opportunity to travel, celebrate and gather with friends and family is finally looking like a real possibility. And if there’s anything I’ve missed about the last year, it’s the way good food brings us to the table.
Whether it’s a mishmash of potluck…