Oklahoma weather is fickle and one never knows how long these gorgeous Spring days will last. Before we know it we may be sweltering in 90+ degree heat. But for now, the days are lovely and the evenings are utter perfection.
Last night we took advantage the perfect temperatures and hosted our Sunday Family Dinner outdoors. In addition to my kids, niece and her boyfriend, we also invited my parents and one of Chris’ longtime friends, Jennifer, to join us for dinner. I made layered salad (I’ll put the recipe below), my mom brought her delicious potato salad, David grilled hot dogs and we had chips and dip and pitchers of iced tea. We set up tables on the patio and enjoyed a wonderful meal together.
When it got dark, David lit a fire in our fire pit and we all sat around it chatting, telling stories, and laughing. Oh, so much laughter! Chris had also made a special playlist so we had a soundtrack for the evening, as well.
- one head iceberg lettuce (washed, dried, torn in bite-sized pieces)
- one bell pepper (diced)
- three ribs celery (diced)
- 3-4 green onions (sliced)
- 6 hard boiled eggs (chopped)
- 6 slices cooked bacon crumbled)
- 1-2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- seasoning to taste
- bell pepper
- green onion