#kitchen #friends #cooking with friends #baking lesson #wine night #get together #my house
kitchen + wine + food + friends = happy
A kitchen full of friends makes me the most happy. I’m lucky to have a large kitchen and am able to host gatherings often. My last kitchen was a galley and it was hard having guests over because I never got to see them. No fun! This kitchen is very open and begs for company, so I give her what she wants.
Fridays have become “wine night” at my house. As in, “Let’s have a _________ wine night on Friday”! The blank can be yoga, U-JAM, writing group, cookbook crew, couples, family — you get the idea. If you bring out wine, they will come. Of course we serve lots of other things too, but vino seems to be the constant.
And with wine, you need food. And guess what? I love to cook, so it’s a win-win. I’ve ditched the big dinner in favor of munchies and cocktail food, as it’s more fun to graze and it’s easier on the host. Yeah, that would be me. I learned the hard way that it’s tough to enjoy your company when you’re trying to get food ready to serve all at once. No thanks.
I love the noise, clutter and frenzy of having guests in my house. I truly enjoy bringing people together and then stuffing their bellies. I’ve also taught friends to bake and cook, but letting friends relax in my home is what makes me smile. Your glass will never be empty up in here!
Here are a few recent glances into my kitchen…
U-JAM wine night
yoga wine night (we posed all pretty-like at some point)
baking lesson with Sreya
Jinxie and Sharon snuggling (no wine or food that day, just fun!)
…and I can’t forget my daily kitchen companions, Jinx and Fred! They are always nearby in case I need taste testers. ;)