Thursday, April 25, 2013
Family Night in San Diego
Date nights and couple’s celebrations are wonderful, and even better if you have kids; the time alone is golden. But a real celebration needs the kids and family and friends. That’s the only way to really have a festive occasion. And if a couple of the friends are foodies or chefs and the kids eat or will try anything, even better. In San Diego this month we spent a few days with some dear friends who are just as excited about food as we are. We ate like champs throughout the entire trip, but one night had a very special feast, all prepared by a dear friend who is an executive chef and serious foodie. Take a look at these pictures….
A simple salad of butter lettuce and avocado.
What I most appreciate about these meals is their simplicity. There are no long processes. No special techniques. No prep aside from chopping. This is simple, fresh food, prepared in a way that allows the food and its flavors to speak for themselves. I could include a long description of how to do a meal like this….but seriously…just find your favorite veggies, chop them for the grill after tossing with some olive oil, or arrange for a salad… cover a roast with seasoning of your choice and through it on the grill.
So gather some friends, open a beer or some wine, let the kids run till they drop, raise a toast to friendship, and eat…simple.