Last night was a night to remember! We celebrated the engagement of my good friend (and roomie)!
We invited 20+ of her good friends in the Bay Area over, and had a blast!
First, though, we spent the day cooking…
I made Mama Pea’s taco cups
They were delicious – and perfectly vegan, soy free and gluten free (yes, we have quite the range of dietary restrictions with our friends)!
And then I tackled something I’ve been wanting to do for a while…SAMOSAS!
They were much easier than I thought they would be, though very very messy – and healthier (relatively) than the deep fried version!
Let’s just say I made over 30 – and by the end of the evening, there wasn’t a single one left… I was lucky to get one! (I’m planning on making them again next weekend – and will post the recipe then!)
My roommate also made some traditional Peruvian fare! First we had triples!
Triples are kind of like ‘healthy’ big macs – on the bottom bread, with mayo, tomato and egg, followed by another piece of egg with avocado and mayo and topped with the final piece of bread – so simple, yet soo, soo good.
And she also made a fantastic dessert – alfajores!
Simple flour, cornstarch and (vegan) butter cookies with either jam, ducle de leche or chocolate peanut butter in between – topped with powdered sugar. nom nom nom nom.
We also had some non-homemade fair – and by the evening, there were only crumbs left (and the table only had a small portion of the food on it to start – a very small portion).
Besides the delicious food, we had great company. A lot of our good friends from the area (most of them nerdy Economics PhD students) came, and the drinks and good conversation were flowing!
All the ladies… (I have a feeling there will be a remake of this photo in about a year at the bachelorette party…)
And the happy couple – congratulations!!!
So excited for you both and for your future! Hope you had a wonderful celebration of your engagement!
And for good measure…
Because its not a party, unless someone poses with Rosie.
What is your favorite way to spend your weekend? Mine is with good friends and good food – nothing makes me happier (except maybe running races… ).