Sunday was still muggy but the clouds looked very angry. The sun stayed hidden so we spent the rest of the morning at a place the locals call Downtown. I wanted to cook for the S’s so we drove to Publix and bought the necessary ingredients. (I love supermarkets outside of Manhattan!) The produce looked nice even though they didn’t have Brussels sprouts. I had to rework the menu that I was initially thinking about. We went to yet another mall after that but this time to lazily check out the merchandise on sale.
The rain finally stopped some time in the afternoon so we all decided to go to the beach and take a walk. It was the only beach which allowed dogs so Sonny and Freddy came with us. The surfers were out because the winds earlier in the day brought some nice waves in. There were all sorts of dogs on the beach, big and small. I kept thinking of California while I was enjoying the scene.
My gracious hosts
Back at home, I started preparing for dinner. We all hung out in the backyard while I grilled portobello mushrooms, squash and asparagus. The oven in the kitchen was broiling bacon and apples. I made my favorite summer salad to start and we opened the bottles of Reisling I brought with me. I threw the pork tenderloin in the oven for a quick roast and put together all the vegetables.
Dinner was good and complete.