Sunday, February 26, 2012
My Sister's Friends Are So Cool
My sister had the coolest friends in college (and still has those friends today). I would try to live vicariously through her just so I could claim them as my own buddies. They made me want to go to college because to a ten-year old, everyone at college must be that cool (not actually true).
Anyway, I've known Melissa's best friends from college-Simmie, Elise, and Jen-for about 10 years now. 10!
And I like to consider them my own friends. I hope they're okay with that.
It just so happens that Simmie now lives in Silver Spring, MD, which is not far from me. And, she invited me to her "Around the World Potluck!" I was sooooooo excited. Not only because potlucks involve food, but because Simmie is awesome. And Elise happens to be staying at Simmie's place right now. She is also awesome.
Because it was an "Around-the-World" potluck, I had to bring something from the culture I associate with. Since I know literally nothing about my family's history other than that my mom's side of the family is Italian, the choice was basically made for me.
I agonized for days about what to bring. I thought lasagna. I thought pasta. I though bruschetta. I thought the easiest recipe by Giada. Then I thought focaccia.
I loooooove focaccia. And this recipe looked just delightful (plus, Simmie gave it a thumbs up, so I had my dish).
This recipe-for Rosemary and Red Onion Focaccia-is really simple and was enjoyed by all!
My sister (also associating with the Italian inside) made delicious roasted tomato bruschetta.
I had an awesome time at the potluck. I knew I was with the right set of people when everyone started yawning at 10pm. That's my kinda crowd.
So thank you, Melissa's friends, for at least letting me pretend to be your friend as well. I always feel like I'm hanging out with the cool kids when I get to see you guys. And hopefully I'll get to see you all again soon.