Saturday night we went to a fun social outing in Seattle! We still know very few people here, which can feel sort of isolating at times, so I’m doing my best to make plans and accept invitations whenever I get the chance! Before we headed out for the night, we took a few pictures since we were all dressed up.
I love summer. I love weekends. And I have loved spending our first summer here in Seattle with my two favorite people!
We headed out to new friend Gina’s place, where she was hosting a fun cooking party for all her friends! Weeks ago we all received an Evite about a “secret ingredient cooking challenge” but we didn’t learn the secret ingredient until early this week. Our challenge was to make a dish – sweet or savory – featuring the ingredient she selected.
I was pretty excited when I finally learned that our ingredient was…STRAWBERRIES! Check out some of the amazing food that everyone brought…
(This was my contribution! Recipe coming soon…)
After we all looked and sampled, we voted on our favorites in three categories – best presentation, most original, and best tasting. It was such a fun idea and a great way to get people together! Many many thanks to Gina for including us and introducing us to her friends.
I took a few of my sidekicks along with me, who took their challenge of voting on the dishes quite seriously…
Gorgeous views from the high-rise apartment tower.
I always wonder what it would be like to live in one of these! I imagine if you don’t have big dogs like me, it might be a great experience.
Lots of new people to meet and talk with – it’s nice to have a chance to meet more people here in Seattle!
Dessert sampler plate…
Such a fun Saturday night out! I’d highly recommend doing an “ingredient challenge” party if you have a big group of friends. It was a great way to get people together and spark up conversations. I want to do it again!
Weekends are my favorite, not because of the break from work and chance to unplug (although that is quite nice too), but mostly because I get to spend two full days in a row with this guy.
We have a great setup and schedule here in Seattle, but I do miss our DC days when we worked side by side all day long. But I guess soon enough I’ll have another little guy to keep my company during my days!
Back shortly with my strawberry recipe…