After such a fun and successful first Virtual Dinner Party a couple weeks ago, my friend Vron (nickname) requested an invitation to my
not yet planned second party. So one week later, FaceTime's gears were rolling, and I was cross-country cooking and dining with my friend in North Carolina!
For starters, we opted to make fancy cocktails.
For Vron: Coconut-Banana Pina Colada
For me: Pink Grapefruit Margarita
(Note 1: can you tell we were in different time zones--dark vs. sun still up?)
(Note 2: do you think we had summer on our brains?!?!?)
After a CHEERS, we settled down to make our food, laugh at each other, and eat.
We took goofy photos of our screens...note: we each have girly aprons!
As for the menu, I made pizza. I don't know if I have ever announced it here, but PIZZA IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FOOD. (Got it?) I love our baking stone, which was a wedding gift from my sweet cousin. I will eat anything that comes off that stone.
This night, I made a pesto chicken sausage pizza with mushrooms, caramelized onions, and parmesan cheese.
It was a winner, and in case you're wondering, I ate way more than the once slice you see removed here.
Patient Vron, who was sitting down to dinner close to 10pm her time (her soccer game ran late!), made Thai Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup. Sounds good, right? Well, stay tuned, because she will be guest-posting next! Vron will share the recipe she used and also offer commentary on our Virtual Dinner Party.
Also, I will be back later with both a recipe for the pizza and my adapted recipe for the Pink Grapefruit Margaritas. Get ready...