- Date: Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 8pm
- Location: Palo Alto, CA
- Kitchen: Chris' Apartment
- Fellow Chef: Chris
- Dining Companion: Soren
- Recipe Rating: B-
I had a nice, mellow, 4th of July today. Emilee and I had a low-key afternoon of running errands, cooking, and eating popsicles and Velveeta Shells and Cheese (a new experience for me!). To celebrate the 4th, we made a fun, classic American dinner (from The Book of course!) : steak, potatoes, and coleslaw! Brian made some cherry ice cream for dessert to finish off our meal.
I woke up in a really bad mood today, for a variety of reasons. Spending time with Emilee and Brian though, I just had a great day. It really speaks to the power of strong friendships that even very difficult situations can be tempered by great friends. Part of what I loved so much about living with Emilee in college is that she has an amazing way of making bad circumstances seem less bad in a way that is neither dismissive, nor trite. It's a really lovely quality.