I have always housed a bit of envy for tight knit little neighborhoods where people spend time together, raising children, eating and drinking together. I guess I imagine the smalls subdivisions of my youth with the swimming pools their center (in which I never lived). Last summer I was pleasantly surprised when hundreds of my closest neighbors enjoyed a movie in the park across the street. That evening, I snuck out with a few fellow parents for a mini spontaneous wine tasting. The idea of a travelling appetizer and drinks evening was born. 5 homes in five hours. Little bites and cocktails at each one. Fellow blogger and neighbor Virtual Farm Girl blogged about the evening already and is going to compile a list of the recipes. The food was amazing.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have such talented drinking friends. Our kids got along fabulously and so did the grownups. My husband passed out a 10 and I was right behind him. I hurt so much the following day, but what a great night. I would kill for the empanadas and soup right now.