It’s funny how social circles can change so gradually you hardly notice. A few years ago my NYC life was filled to the brim with acquaintances and a heaping handful of good friends. Then, one by one, they moved on to new adventures in different cities. Luckily they’ve ran off to exciting places like NOLA, San Diego and LA so I always have somewhere warm to visit. However, over the last six months I’ve found myself, more than occasionally, feeling a little lonely. Don’t get me wrong. In the friends department I’m incredibly lucky. I’ve been super blessed with tons of amazing ladies, both in NYC and around the country. But I’ve been jonesing for some additional quality girly hang out time and some new faces for my circle.
Solution? An old friend and I decided to start a girly cooking club. We christened it Sunday Night Suppers and opened the group to any interested women. The only requirements being that you RSVP in a timely manner and you bring some food to share. I hosted our inaugural dinner this last Sunday. We ate delicious lasagna and gorged on homemade desserts. I made an old favorite from The Best Light Recipe, Meat & Cheese Lasagna. It’s always a hit, and relatively healthy too! (It secretly uses ground turkey in place of ground beef, shh!)
Sadly I forgot to take a picture of the actual lasagna. You’ll have to trust me, it was yummy! All in all, it was a delightful evening filled with delicious food and even better conversation. The group is a mix of old friends and new acquaintances. I can’t wait to get to know everyone better and see how the group develops a personality of its own. I’m already looking forward to next month, I’ve heard a rumor there might be mussels involved
Early reports from the shindig indicate it was a big success! I wish I could join! Speaking of which, am slightly peeved that your list of exciting friend destinations doesn’t include Scotland. Ahem.
I actually thought of that when writing but stuck with a) warm and b) permanent vacation spots. I’m in Scotland denial. You are coming back to me.