Thursday, August 02, 2007

Girls Night In



Last night Liz hosted a book get-together at her lovely home. Book get-togethers are great because its not only a great place to get free books, but its a great place to learn about books you may like, and its a great place to see your friends. This is especially true for me, who hasn't seen a lot of the girls who attended in months.

Liz made one of her fantab pies, naturally. I brought a Mediterranean salad and Kate's Summer Kiss, which I may rename "the date rape drink" since it seemed to take most of the girls there by surprise when their legs got knocked out from under them. I have a big problem with making my Mediterranean salad, which is that I love fresh mozzarella, so of course I loooooove eating it as I make it. I always have to make sure I have extra mozzarella on hand so there's enough for the salad itself.

I loved catching up with the girls. It was so much fun to see them and there was plenty of drinking, eating, and talking to carry us through the night. I came away with two new books - Speechless and The Thirteenth Tale, which will be great reading material in Puerto Vallarta. And of course, I came away with some great gossip, which is, of course, the only reason I wanted to go in the first place.

Liz, me, Claire, and Diane - "The pretty ones"






Mediterranean Salad
1 lb fresh boccini mozzarella, cut into chunks
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 jar roasted red peppers
1/4 cup chopped basil
1/2 cup basalmic vinaigrette
salt and pepper to taste

1) Combine all ingredients in large bowl
2) Chill for 30 minutes, or until ready to serve

8 comments:

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  2. That was me -- I mistakenly posted under my real name. Delete! Delete!

    Anyway, I would say that I'm sad to have missed this GTG.

    But then I'd be lying.

    Heh.

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  3. YOU were the one who made that salad? I should have known. Sooo good.

    Um...I think someone is missing from that picture...

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  4. Ditto Jess...should I be offended that me and Jess were not included in the "pretty ones" category..

    LOL.. maybe next time.. P.S I PRINTED out Kate's kiss recipe..... soo yummy

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  5. that salad looks delish! i'm gonna have to try soon :-)

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  6. claire, aka pretty one #3August 6, 2007 at 4:39 PM

    wow, i need to read your blog mroe often if little (true) gems like "the pretty ones" are hidden in here... :)

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  7. The salad looks delish and I love this summary of the GTG.

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  8. Looks good but TASTED BETTER!! I hope you dom't mimd kate - I'm repostimg this om SP!

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