Saturday, January 24, 2009

Visiting and Cooking with Anna and Nathan

Lauren and I had a lovely time visiting Anna and Nathan in Santa Barbara over the weekend.  In a whirlwind tour of their favorite haunts, we:
  • Had some amazing Mexican food on Friday evening.
  • Visited the wonderful Santa Barbara farmers' market on Saturday morning to buy food for the evening.
  • Took plenty of walks with Ziska, including one along the beach (that dog is one happy and LARGE beast).
  • Watched two Underworld movies.  I'm not at all ashamed. 
  • Read, talked, laughed, and generally caught up on life.
Here's a picture of our dinner on Saturday evening:

It was a real group effort, with Lauren braising some artichokes, Nathan providing hors d'oeuvres, wine, and olive oil, and me sauteeing some chicken with sun-dried tomatoes.