Every Monday afternoon, I get together with some of my girlfriends and have lunch and play rummicube. We alternate hosting duties so you're in charge once a month. A couple of wine spritzers and a nice lunch. A more refined version of guy's poker night.
Don't you love my new Ralph Lauren tablecloth?
Who am I kidding??? We are loud...we laugh and tease and gossip and curse probably more than any poker party. We always have fun (except when Sandy wins everything...like yesterday....right, Sandy? lol) :)
I like to try and think of something different to serve for lunch and lately I'm learning how to make pastry so everything is coming up pies around here...
The recipe is here.
I set out some little snacks with fresh snow peas from my garden.
I'm still a real novice at making pie but they have been turning out fairly well. Yesterday I had some trouble rolling out the disks and the top had to be patched a little. Confronted with this, I first thought of Julia Child. Her voice ran through my head...
I just knew I couldn't help but make a comment about the less than smooth pastry so I channeled my inner Martha and got my cookie cutters out and used some leftover pastry as camouflage. I think it looked pretty when it was done! Disaster averted.
I hope you have close friends that you get together with regularly. It's good for the soul.
Have a great day,