What an amazing morning…..Jeff and I got up early to catch the sunrise on the beach. I am so lucky to be married to a man who understands that if I am going to get up early enough to see the sunrise I NEED to have some coffee with me.
Sitting on the beach is one of my favorite things in the world – I love hearing the sound of the waves and I marvel at how no two waves are alike – kind of like snowflakes! I love the smell of the air and how if I stay long enough my lips taste salty. It is no wonder people flock to the beach and come here for respite. I can’t imagine being able to look at all this beauty and not attribute it to God!
And speaking of God, we were all grateful last night for the blessings we’ve been given. We were sitting at the table enjoying a FANTASTIC meal and even better company. Then after dinner we retired to the deck for drinks and to watch the night sky.
The menu last night was:
- Filet Mignon with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction (inspired by Giada)
- Sun Tanned Baked Potatoes
- Corn on the Cob
- A bevy of beverages
Felty cooked the steaks to perfection – a luscious medium rare. The taters had a light coating of olive oil, salt and pepper and were in the oven for a good 90 minutes. The outside was perfectly crisp and the inside was succulent and creamy…..mmmmmm……and the corn was sweet and hot……ahhh!
Oh, and it was capped off by a homemade pizzelle with a light dusting of powdered sugar. Does life get any better than this?
I don’t know if it was especially good food, the spectacular company, or being by the sea – perhaps a combination of all three – but I can truly say it was a memorable meal – one of the best in a while. I love that great sea food doesn’t have to be seafood!