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


used special dough for it


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


Some appetizers


trader joe’s roasted pepper hummus


Baba ganush


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


nuts, antipasto, brie cheese with fruit preserve


these products were sent by the company for me to review


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


I also made a corn frittate (recipe to come)


the table is set


my dear friends


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


My plate


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


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


a fruit tart from Whole Food


and an apple pie, also from WF.


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™‚


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™‚


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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One response to “Life: a great week

  1. kristaskravings

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

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