During the summer my family has a thing for throwing major beach days/bonfires at least once a month. That means it’s a 12-hour day staking our claim at the bonfire pits on Huntington Beach. Most of the time we are lounging in the sun and enjoying tasty treats. Last Saturday was the first bonfire to kick-off the season. I couldn’t stay all day but I stopped by early in the morning for breakfast on the beach. I ate the perfect breakfast burrito, which was homemade right there over a portable grill – we’ve really got the routine down to a science.
After eating this I wrapped myself in my new Mexican blanket bought on a recent family cruise and fell asleep on an over-sized lounge chair as I listened to the waves roll onto the shore. Life doesn’t get any better than that.
On Sunday night, for Father’s Day dinner, I served up one of my favorite dishes – grilled vegetables. It’s such a simple thing to prepare by brushing some extra virgin olive oil and dusting with salt and freshly ground pepper on the veggies. My brother was going to grill some meat, but Dad decided he wanted to roast some prime rib instead, so who are we to argue? We enjoyed our dinner on the patio with some red wine and jazz tunes playing from the laptop. It was such a special way to celebrate Dad and a lovely way to end to the weekend.