In Amarillo, we had a covered back patio. It wasn't huge or elaborate, but it was big enough for a table and chair set, as well as an antique hutch that held the stereo. One of my favorite things was to sit out there after work in the summer, sip on a margarita, play cards and listen to music on the stereo.
It's hard to say which I liked best. My husband's mother had a great recipe for margaritas. In fact, because her recipe is so good, I just do not like margs made from a mix. Here's the recipe:
1 can frozen limeade concentrate
1 can (use the same juice can for proportions) water
1 can tequila
1/3-1/2 can triple sec
Mix well, and serve over ice. If you want to salt the rim, moisten with a lime wedge first. These margaritas are practically famous, thanks to the internet and a decorating forum I belong to.
I also love playing cards. My husband grew up playing poker with his parents. I know what you're thinking, but he was an only child, and this was an easy game for him to learn and more enjoyable for his parents to play than Candyland. There are lots of variations of poker, and we play many. If it's just two of us, we love playing gin. Love. It.
Finally, I love music. Our favorite patio CD's include Sade, Steve Winwood, John Mayer, the Thorns -- so many! If you ever need suggestions for good music, just take a look at What's Playing on the Patio over there ----->.
Here in the Hill Country, we have a sun porch instead of a patio. It is furnished similar to our patio, though, and we still enjoy our favorite things. What are some of your favorite things?
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