A simple summer meal with friends

August 5, 2011 at 7:00 am | Posted in Dessert, Dinner, Entertainment | 9 Comments

You know what makes me happy?? Meeting friends through the internet (insert winky face here, haha)… Some of these friends include Julie and Meg! Julie and I get to see each other once a month for Cookbook Club, and Julie and Meg have a lovely tradition of going to the JFX Farmer’s Market every Sunday followed by brunch, but Meg and I don’t see each other hardly enough! Meg just moved uptown in Baltimore close to where I used to live when I was at Hopkins and has been busy decorating up her new house! It is lovely, I love her style, I can’t wait to watch the transformation unfold on her blog!

So it was definitely time for a mini reunion. We all came together and each made a delicious dish for a wonderful little evening in the living room! Here was Julie’s salad. Amazingly delicious. Sugar snap peas, sliced radishes, goat cheese and some spices (sumac??). She found it at epicurious, I will definitely be making it again!

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Meg whipped up a simple shrimp salad for our entree. Bowtie pasta with celery, shrimp, just a bit of mayo and a good helping of Old Bay!

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Perfectly summery and pretty light because of the scant use of mayo.

We had lovely china to use for dinner with her ivory silverware.

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I whipped up a pound cake (via Ina recipe) and topped it with sweetened whipped cream and some raspberries and blackberries. So beautiful and simple.

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We took residence in the living room and it wasΒ  fun night full of gossip and other fun discussions!

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Love the use of a footstool for a mini dinner table. And we also had some cocktails: limeade with some rum. So refreshing!!!

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There is nothing more satisfying than sharing a meal with your friends. Can’t wait for two more rounds of it this weekend! One at my house tonight and one in Shirlington, VA!

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  1. Simple and beautiful. I’m especially eyeing that gorgeous dessert.

    • Why thank you Nisrine! How did you find my blog?

  2. That’s such a pretty picture you took of my salad!!

    That was a fun dinner and I loved Meg’s salad and your pound cake.

  3. OMG! you got a picture of the shoe collection! my mother would faint if she saw that.

    it was such fun spending time with you two!

    xoxo

    • haha shoe collection :D

  4. I love my internet friends, too. What a fun and delicious meal!

  5. Those radishes…I want one now!


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