Chez Laynac

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There’s something about three day weekends that seriously propels people into relaxation, let-loose, enjoy-everything-under-the-sun-in-three-days frenzies. I am one of those people, no doubt about it.

This memorial day weekend started off with a delicious latin-fusion meal at Gilberth’s in the Dogpatch. This one has been on our list for a while so how wonderful to knock it out on a romantic spring evening. Alligator tacos, incredible smoked ribs, and caramelized plantains really did us in.

No three-day weekend would be complete without some marked indulgence in homemade culinary undertakings. To make things even better, we invited my favorite family ever to come join us. I freestyled a strawberry, lemon, and mint sparkling water, apricot pecan baked brie, a yummy salad, pistachio pesto chicken with spaghetti, and lastly a strawberry summer cake. Sounds like a lot. It was. But lucky for me, all of the dishes were a cinch. I road tested my new favorite salad dressing while I was at it and, man, it did not disappoint. To close out our loving dinner together, the Panini, Ray, Brandon and I posted up at our favorite local vista point to watch the sun dramatically plumet behind the horizon before us. Anyone else think it’s so weird how quickly the sun sets?

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