Our friends came over today for a dinner and a walk along the aqueduct. The walk was very pleasant — or rather, it would have been, had it not been in very strong winds.
Now, the winds defeated the high temperature, but I felt bad for our friends pushing a baby carriage, which blew from side to side in the wind, terrifying both us and the baby’s mother. But dad didn’t seem to care, so we tended to the dogs, who are currently sacked out after a nearly four-and-a-half mile walk.
We had a nice steak and Spungen brought over some really great dishes to have with it. Melon, artichoke heart, and chorizo salad was a great combination. I particularly liked the blanched green beans with roasted pinenuts. And the sweet potato salad with ricotta cheese earns huge props. Good job Spungen!
Mr. Spungen made Pimm’s #1 Cups for all of us, and to my great surprise, The Wife had two of them. I’d never had a Pimm’s Cup before, and I find I really liked them. The cucumber adds a nice flavor and it’s not too alcoholic. You could sip these maroon cocktails all afternoon without losing your edge. Guava coladas also turn out to be the answer to the riddle of “who the hell drinks guava nectar?”
So it was a great afternoon with gourmet food, physical exercise, tired dogs, and good friends. One couldn’t ask for much more than that on a holiday. In fact, one could ask for less — less wind.