Saturday 23 June
We drove down to southern Illinois for a weekend of family, fun, and The Theater. There were eight of us, but Becky and Steve are accustomed to feeding the masses, and they put together a fine dinner with ease and grace.
We had sautéed pork medallions topped with balsamic onions and grape tomatoes; oven baked green beans and red-skinned potatoes; and dinner rolls.
Then we went out to a local park for a rousing performance by the Three Graces Theatre Company of Much Ado About Nothing; lots of fun, with the Benedick hiding under our blanket at one point, and the difficult part of Don John played by a nine-year-old girl with a painted-on goatee.
Later, we topped quotations with Becky's shortcake, itself topped with ice cream, peaches and blueberries. Yummm.