Memorial weekend always seems to be a project weekend for us. Next year will be different. We will lounge on a dock somewhere with chilly ones in a cooler. I'm not sure that will really happen, but I'm going to try.
We did make great strides on our bathroom and backyard projects over the weekend, and managed to squeeze in a little fun as well. When I told S that we were hosting a deck party on Memorial Day, he eyed the current mess on the deck incredulously, but didn't question me. Honestly, it was a treat to shower early and immerse myself in party prep instead of renovation. It was also inspiring to actually see the deck and backyard cleaned up and looking closer to the finished product.
With barely a kitchen to speak of, my end of the food consisted of no cook or crockpot fare. These super easy bite size versions of caprese salad were a no fuss start to the party. (and a much needed boost after a weekend of sun and that first gin and tonic of the evening were making me a little woozy!)
Simply load a chunk of fresh mozarella, a slice of tomato (I cut out the innards to make them a little less messy), and a leaf of basil onto a cocktail skewer. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with sea salt. I love caprese salad, and this was a great way to turn it into managable finger food.