Nothing like an afternoon hanging out with some of your best girlfriends!
all of us everyone except for me are teachers, our little group has always used the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as good opportunity to meet up and spend the day together. Last year, it was an outing a The Cheesecake Factory. This year, the gals came to my place!
Everyone brought a little something to contribute to our day, so we had plenty of healthy snacks to munch on throughout the afternoon. I loaded up on lots of fresh veggies…seriously, what is it about veggies all pre-cut and out on a platter that makes them that much more appealing?
Along with our veggies, we also had some blue corn chips and a fresh batch of my favorite Healthier Guacamole, courtesy of Joelle.
A couple hours later, it was time for the main course and holy cow, was it good.
My friend Eileen made a big batch of vegetarian chili which was seriously delicious. (I’m
impatiently anxiously awaiting for the recipe!).
I topped my chili with a little sprinkle of shredded cheese and had a piece of bread with butter on the side, thanks to Kathryn’s pit stop at Panera.
Everyone was so generous in contributing today, and you want to know what I contributed…?
Lemon slices for our water. Hostess fail.
After finishing our chili, we spent the rest of the afternoon just hanging out and watching Water for Elephants.
My friends Eileen and Rachel read the book and they both said that the book was better (when is it not?) but it was a pretty good movie. Probably wouldn’t have been one of my first choices, but that’s why friends are cool. They get you to watch movies you might not normally pick.
Now that the girls have left it’s about time to figure out what’s for dinner…I’m hungrier than I expected after all those snacks today. We’ll have to see what I can come up with!
Question for the Evening:
What do you typically find to be better: the book or the movie?