Happy Monday friends!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It seems a little crazy that this is the last week of July! With one month left of Summer (actually just a few weeks until The Love Nugget starts back at school) we are filling our weekends with lots of fun activities. We have a mini vacation coming up to Monterey, are looking into a camping trip, and of course lots of time with friends! This past weekend was one where we got to enjoy some fun summer adventures starting with a super fun, and delicious dinner at our good friends house.
A few months back we decided to start doing monthly theme dinners with a small group of friends. We’ll be rotating hostess’ every month, they’ll pick and cook the theme dinner and the guests will supply the wine to pair with it. This month our friends chose to cook a Spanish themed dinner so we brought along some yummy Spanish beverages 🙂
A refreshing Raspberry Lemonade with fresh fruit that I brought to start things off went perfectly with a few appetizers including Blue Diamond Almonds.
Lightly Salted and Roasted Salted these Almonds were easy to munch on while mingling. Always a hit with everyone!
After a little while we ventured outside to sit at the beautiful table to enjoy dinner.
Which was an amazing Spanish Paella.
I haven’t had this particular dish since we were in Spain!
Keeping with the Spanish theme our hostess brought out a naked flan post dinner to enjoy.
It really was a wonderful summer evening spent with friends and I can’t wait until next months theme dinner!
We also enjoyed a fun afternoon at a friends winery that I’ll be posting about later this week. Sunday was a day at home to catch up on things around the house and it was SOOO needed! Closets cleaned out, pantry organized, bathrooms cleaned… Best way to start a week! Speaking of our week. We’ll be busy with lots of summertime fun!
- Have you ever been to a theme dinner?
- What was awesome about your weekend?
- Any end of summer activities planned in August?
“This “Flavor Your Adventure” post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. For more snack ideas to “Flavor Your Adventure” this summer, visit Blue Diamond Almonds on Facebook (http://facebook.com/bluediamond), Twitter (http://twitter.com/bluediamond) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/bluediamond).” I was provided one container of Roasted Salted Almonds and one container of Lightly Salted Almonds.