Life: a great week


  • Highlight of weekdays: very productive at work. I only had lunch meeting once, the other days I ate at office and got back to work right away. The feeling of being productive and accomplish something everyday, even it’s small, is really satisfying and rewarding. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Saturday: I organized a lunch at home with my best friends from grad school. One of them is leaving the country next weekend, so I wanted us to get together once more before he departs to Canada. Since the weather was nice, we had it at the deck with our newly purchased outdoor set. I prepared some simple food like Argentinian Empanadas

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used special dough for it

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a filling made with onion, grounded beef, hard boiled eggs and olives.

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Some appetizers

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trader joe’s roasted pepper hummus

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Baba ganush

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tapenade (I just mixed chopped black olives with olive oil)

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nuts, antipasto, brie cheese with fruit preserve

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these products were sent by the company for me to review

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my friend Belen also made some empanadas, these are open faced spinach and parmesan empanadas

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I also made a corn frittate (recipe to come)

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the table is set

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my dear friends

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and a salad made with mixed greens, cherry tomato, avocado, goat cheese, balsamic and olive.

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My plate

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the empanadas turned out to be great! My friends loved ย it and kept telling me how tasty it was.

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And we had three desserts. One made by my friend’s wife Flopy, a coconut dulce de leche pie, which was amazing!!!

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a fruit tart from Whole Food

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and an apple pie, also from WF.

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the group! we’ve been through so much together… 5-6 years of friendship under hard-working grad school environment. You can really make life long friends there! ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was a great lunch. The food was great, the weather was perfect to be outdoor. And the best of all, the company of course!!! I’m a bit sad that two of my friends found job outside the US, I’ll be missing them so much!!!!

  • Sunday: I finished the book that I started on Saturday! Yes, I finished it in two days!!! It is a great book, so inspiring! Maybe I’ll do a review next weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ So many good thoughts to share with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I did a lot of food preparation in the afternoon, in addition to a nap! I’m back to chinese-food! You’ll see! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope everyone had a great weekend as well.

Q1: Do you have good friends from school? How do you keep in touch with them when you graduate?ย 

Q2: Highlight of your week?

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  1. kristaskravings

    Sounds like a GREAT get together, Coco! Those desserts look so tasty…

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