July 6, 2009

Holiday Weekend

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.


Mary-Laure said...

Your souffles look delicious!

Anne @ The City Sage said...

Um, souffle? YES PLEASE! That looks A-MAZE-ING! And what a cutie you are in your little oven mitts, too!

Joanna said...

Mary-Laure: Thank you! Not bad for a first-timer, eh?

Anne: Aww, shucks. :-)

HBKistner said...

You just whipped them up! Oh, how I wished I was there with you guys. Yum, Yum!
So sad to be far far away!

Joanna said...

Wish you were there, too, Heather! Looking forward to the end of August. :-)