French Onion Soup, with a little homemade Focaccia on the side for a light dinner. I just didn’t photograph the pasta that followed and ruined the effect.
Love these little soup bowls as you can have just a little taste of soup for the first course. I often do this when entertaining or just for the two of us at home.
When I make a simple soup, I make a lot and freeze it in Mason Jars. (Just be sure to leave room at the top for freezing space) On nights I don’t feel like cooking. [You know the one that you have spent all day in the garden], it is nice to know there is something simple and good in the freezer; and just add a salad and you have dinner in ten minutes.
In the summer there is always lots of lettuce growing in my garden, so that is the time of year I love salads the most.
This last month I added a herb garden in planters on my covered deck, so I can have fresh herbs at my disposal all year, without walking out in the rain to cut them. My husband installed a drip system, so I don’t even have to worry about watering them. It is just nice!
This summer we will install a translucent wall, so they get light and we have privacy. The only disadvantage of living on the beach, is the close proximity to other houses. These little additions make fresh cooking so simple.