Friday with Friends

Last night we had dinner at Sarah and Dennis’ house which is always fun. Dennis has a huge garden full of vegetables, herbs and flowers which means we get a fresh meal full of goodies. Sarah and Steve dug into the scotch as soon as we arrived, which is a treat for them both as neither of them has any friends who appreciate good scotch. I poured a glass of white wine and we hung out in the kitchen with our drinks and chatted as Sarah finished preparing dinner.

What a feast! We had fresh zucchini and corn, shrimp tacos, fresh asparagus, cherries, cantaloup and Steve’s amazing hummus (made with real chickpeas, not canned). For dessert we had strawberries from the garden and sugar-free vanilla ice cream. Yum!

My favorite part about hanging out at Sarah’s is chatting in the kitchen and looking around at all her art. I love the eclectic blend of paintings, sculpture and metalwork she’s collected. We spent quite some time ooh-ing and ahh-ing over all the cool new books she’d bought at the SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference recently. Alas, I was unable to attend, but I loved looking at the goodies.

Tonight we have another culinary treat with dinner at Duane and Prudy’s and last Wednesday we were treated to a fabulous dinner at mom and Burl’s. We need to be careful or we’ll get spoiled!

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