This weekend marked the end of the summer portion of the Casablanca "social season", so in the grand tradition of summers end we set up a table out in the backyard hauled all the good dishes, glasses, and cutlery out and had a leisurely Summers End Dinner! Our group of Casablanca members is growing in fact doubling this year! last year we had six turn out for the event and this year twelve of our closest friends gathered at the Casablanca to celebrate summers end.
(Our Casablanca year, 1957)We finally got the new Air Conditioner installed Saturday morning with a lot of help from my Dad. The hardest part was cutting the window size bigger to fit the new AC in the old ones place...
(Kelcie & Emily)Not to long after that more guest came flowing through the door, all of them agreeing the new air conditioner was wonderful, and made the early arrival time for a 7:30P.M. dinner much better.
(Friends Joe, Willa, Kelcie, Patricia & Jenny!)
By 5:30 we had a house full!
(Friends Jenny, Willa, Myself, Emily, Kaeli, Chloe, Lara &Kelcie)
Everyone had brought something to throw on the table, I made a meatloaf and a casserole, friend Chloe made this delicious strawberry with alvacado salad, Joe cooked seasoned fish, friends Spencer and Lara made a cobbler and friend Jenny brought mac & cheese. Throw it on the table and voila!
(Emily, Chloe, Joe & a fantastic meal)
Everything we made, we put into Pyrex using all my summery Primary bowls, and a loaf pan here and there!
Needless to say the food went fast...
We ate at a leisurely pace as the sun went down enjoying the last rays of summer while listening to rumba records, and just a little bit of Dean Martin.
(A Perfect end to summer...)