A Night to Remember

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…

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I made Mama Pea’s taco cups

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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!

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They were much easier than I thought they would be, though very very messy – and healthier (relatively) than the deep fried version!

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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!

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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!

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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).

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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!

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All the ladies… (I have a feeling there will be a remake of this photo in about a year at the bachelorette party…)

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And the happy couple – congratulations!!!

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So excited for you both and for your future!  Hope you had a wonderful celebration of your engagement!

And for good measure…

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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… Winking smile).

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