We haven't been doing much entertaining this year. I'm not quite sure why, but I can't say that it's really bothering me, either. Our guest list got whittled down to nothing this year. But, Brian's parents made the cut, so they came over for a cookout last night.
I've been trying to find ways to use my abundance of cherry tomatoes, so I tried out this recipe last night. It was a big hit. We also had lemon-oregano chicken, thyme potatoes, grilled bread, glazed carrots, and for dessert, a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting.
We hung out until way past dark, then they had to go home and take care of their dog. I also needed to walk the dogs (there was no time after work because I was busy cooking), so that worked out, time-wise. I've found that Friday evenings are the perfect time to entertain. It's harder to get stuff organized because of having to work that day, but by the end of the evening, I find myself forgetting that it was a work day. And, I guess that's the point, after all.