Saturday, January 31, 2009
Same Time Next Year
Some 35 years ago we met Diane and Bart through Art's work at EPA. We became friends and discovered that we had the same wedding anniversary month. We decided to go to a movie and dinner together every January, no matter what!
Soon Jim and Terry, who are also close friends got married in January and joined our anniversary group. Somehow, we three couples have managed to keep this tradition going all this time even though, in some years we've seen each other only that one time. We no longer go to movies. We've decided to just take turns hosting a dinner at our homes with one couple bringing dessert and the other bringing salad.
This year, my son-in-law informed me that Portillo's Hot Dog Restaurant had the BEST chocolate cake around (on par with Cheesecake Factory) so we decided to bring that for dessert. Happily, it was a HUGE success!
I know. I know I shouldn't have the sugar but it was worth it! I most wholeheartedly recommend Portillo's Chocolate Cake.
The chocolate is getting me away from my train of thought.
Our Anniversary get-together was fabulous. Diane and Bart served a scrumptious dinner of beef stroganoff with grilled veggies. We loved getting caught up with the past year and we suggested they all come to Hawaii for the next get-together. Well... otherwise, I guess we'll have to come back to Illinois in winter again same time, next year.