I spent my 4th of July weekend precisely the way my little heart desired. I celebrated my good friend's birthday in Newport Beach with lunch overlooking the water, then drove down to San Diego to celebrate our nation's birthday with T's family. We ooohed and aaahed over the fireworks, sipped margaritas, gobbled up T's crowd-pleasing chicken, pesto, & sun-dried tomato sandwich, watched the sun setting over the Pacific, and played countless rounds of the card game "Peanut", my new obsession (how have I never heard of this game before?).
Oh, and I whipped up this dark chocolate & espresso souffle, which turned out really well. I was pretty darn pleased with myself! Though I can't take all the credit; T's sister was co-creator.