As we get older it seems that it becomes harder and harder to get together with our friends. We have weekend plans for months in advance, and it seems a spontaneous night with a friend just can’t happen. Luckily, I have been in Rhode Island all weekend with no plans! I feel like I am a kid in high school again. My only plan is my good friend’s baby shower on Sunday. PB is in Philly and I am here just hanging out until Tuesday waiting for PB’s car to get fixed. Side note: It has been in the shop since New Year’s weekend!
One of my closest friends Ileana and her fiance Pat bought a condo a few months ago, and I still hadn’t been up to see it. When I realized I had no plans on Friday we decided to get together! After work I zoomed up to Massachusetts and had dinner with them, her parents, and their pug DUNCAN!
Duncan sat at the table with us for dinner, even though the boys (Ileana’s dad and her fiance) were stuck at the island! These photos are for you, Tina!
Ileana made her famous minestrone soup, which I have been enjoying since 2003! It was actually the first soup I had ever made for myself, and it is easy yet delicious and healthy!
Their kitchen area is really big and beautiful. I would spend all my time at that island if I were them!
I really love their living room too. The whole place is already so warm and comfortable, and they have only been there a short time.
The happy couple made one of Pat’s mom’s recipes for dessert. These little cookies were really good! I was good and only had 2 (they were as large as a quarter). I am not counting it as treat night, even though I also had a few nibbles of an Italian cookie and some peppermint bark.
They are such lovebirds:
Lately I have been trying to bring more of myself to my blog. I enjoy sharing the recipes I create, the recipes I try, reviews of restaurant meals and various products, healthy living tips, and sharing my life with all of you. Of course I also really enjoy sharing the menus I create and the parties we throw. In my life these days I have been focused on losing the few lbs I gained during the first few months of marriage (2 down, 2 to go) as well as trying to properly fuel my runs. Should I be sharing more about that? Is there anything that you would like to see more or less of? Please share in the comments.