Monday, December 08, 2014

Birthday Drinks with Mer and Sarah!

Since Mer and Sarah share a birthday, they've created a tradition where they celebrate their birthdays together! Their birthday was Dec. 4, so tonight a bunch of us gathered at the Cat's Den to enjoy pizza and beer to celebrate. SISSIES!!!!!!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mer!

Mom and Dad had us over for dinner tonight to celebrate Mer's birthday! Mom made chili and cornbread, and Mer made a kale salad!


Happy Birthday to Mer!

Wishy wishy!

The frosting was SO bright.

And the cake was SO GOOD. Larry's does it again!

 After dinner, we watched the Athens High School Bulldogs play in the state championship football game! What a GAME! Neck and neck until the very end. Sadly, they lost. But we're still proud! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Leftovers

We went back to Mer and Pete's to have Thanksgiving leftovers tonight. Look, TWINS!!

Mmm, turkey sandwich!

Little Kate is old enough to play Apples to Apples Junior now, which is AWESOME! We had so much fun playing, it was hard to stop!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We had a pretty small group this year. Just the Erlewines + Dennis! Most of the Cesta-Miller clan traveled to Asheville to visit Vana and Joe. 

We had Rosemary Gin Fizz cocktails! Cheers!

Dennis brought his chipotle dip. Mmm.

I made cranberry sauce! Bourbon brown sugar cranberry, and orange ginger.

Mer and Mom, making the gravy!


Dan Erlewine steps up to the carving table.

Lynn gave Kate a really cool State Fair horse competition toy.


We had Kelsey bake us some rolls and THEY WERE AMAZING.

Turkey leg! For Little Kate, of course!


Digging in.

Mom made a delicious apple pie.

And Mer made a delicious pumpkin pie!

Mmm, pie!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Girls Weekend!

The college crew FINALLY got together for a Girls Weekend! Thanks to Kara for initiating!

In the tradition of Girls Weekend, Jenny Wray provided us with a bizarre beverage to drink. It had MAGIC in it. We got to drink glitter!!! It was pretty gross. Here is a video of the sparkles:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cooking Club: Athens Restaurant Inspiration

Nancy hosted this month's cooking club, and the theme was took cook something inspired by one of your favorite dishes at an Athens restaurant! Nancy paid homage to the infamous Late Night Pizza artichoke pie.

IT WAS SO GOOD. We ate it piping hot and it really hit the spot.


Basil NEVER comes out during cooking club! He is always hiding on or under Nancy's bed! So it was a real treat to see him. He hung out with us all night!

Summer made dolmas inspired by Habibi's Restaurant. They were the best dolmas I've ever had! The spices, rice and raisins inside were warm and delicious, and the grape leaves were tender.

Yumi made a spinoff of palak paneer from Star of India!

I made the Purple Chopstix tom yum soup. SPICY. Emily recreated the Zoe chopped salad!

These three items went fantastically together! YUM!

For dessert, Valerie made the Casa Nueva brownie smackdown. It was her first time making ice cream and it was so good!! The brownies were amazing. I LOVE this dessert. I was too full to finish my last two bites and now that I'm less full I want to go back in time and get to eat them.

Basil enjoyed a couple of spoonfuls of melted ice cream.

What a fun cooking club theme, and what a delicious night!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Prettiest Tree on Campus

I just love seeing this tree next to Ellis Hall every day. It's been gorgeous every step of its transition into fall!