My BFF Mary just closed on her downtown loft and she is having an open house today with all our arty friends. I am so excited and volunteered to make something chocolatey ( to go with wine) for her party. I might as well toss all my cookbooks and just rely on Pinterest for yummy and easy recipes. I got this one here. Peanut Butter White Chocolate chip cookies. I added some mini semi-sweets, because I had 'em.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark idea and it occurred to me to add pretzels for some saltiness and crunch. So easy and fast and way too yummy for my diet to handle.
I promised to save some figs for Mary, since she had never had a fresh fig. They are currently ripening like ALL AT ONCE, so today was perfect to harvest some. It was raining when I went out there, so the raindrops are also making an appearance in this photo.
It's hard to tell who is more excited by her move to Chattanooga. When we met (online) we lived about two hours away from each other. Meeting in Chattanooga seemed the best way to get together. At the time we began our friendship both of our lives were a bit rocky and our meet-ups were complain-fests. But we simultaneously began to make changes to fix our individual problems, and now the wrinkles have more or less been ironed out and we are goonie with happy-dancing. I gotta say that I truly needed a group of arty types to make sense of my life and I have found them. Now that Mary and I have moved to town, only 20 minutes apart, we can have that rich kind of inspiration that the city provides. Galleries, concerts, museums, and restaurants are at one's fingertips. And each other.
It's sooooo good!