Saturday, February 6, 2010

FND: 10.02.05

* friends * Steve & Gretchen weren't the only ones to skip the President's Ball (although last year we had a great time!) Instead they joined us and Chick for FND. We shared ski and scout stories. Their son, Sean, is an Eagle scout, and Steve remains active with the Bay Area Council's fundraising campaigns.

* food * The menu was a little convoluted (wow, I spelled that right the first time!). Eddie discovered these cute dim sum-type appetizers that are wrapped up in phyllo and tied with a bow of leek. And since it was the last FND before Mardi Gras (Vendredi Gras?), Eddie made a luscious batch of beef stroganoff and we had another King's Cake for dessert.

* fun * Gretchen is so funny. She works on Saturdays, and she drinks beer, even brings her own. And as an avid runner, she does a good job of watching her consumption. So much so, we woke up to a fridge of beer, but it's O'Doul's! She needs to come get her "beer" before we pour it down the drain!

Friday, February 5, 2010

FND: 10.01.29

Better late than never....

* friends * My yoga buddies, Vanessa and Patty, were our recent guests for Friday Night Dinner. Vanessa just celebrated her 40th birthday, and she invited me and Patty and several other friends to enjoy relaxing pedicures then a very fun belly dancing lesson at Yoga Haven. Patty, ironically, lives right next door to Chick. She moved in about a month after Eddie moved out of his other house and Chick moved in. Small world!

* food * Eddie went with an oriental theme tonight: tuna on a new soy cracker he found that looks like a mini rice cake but tastes much better; and gingered salmon with peanuts and cilantro.

* fun * Although there was no belly dancing, I think the girls had fun! Who wouldn't!