Friday night was our 1st annual Friday Night Supper Club. It is a group of three girls and I (one couldn't make it this time), who all used to work together. We have since all had babies and are either working part-time or staying at home with our little ones. The idea behind the supper club is to meet quarterly, sans kids, to have some quality GIRL TIME.
Oh, and did I mention it revolves around food? I mean, what gathering would I attend if food wasn't a part of it?
I hosted this first one, and it was centered around my white lasagna. I think it was even better this second time. I substituted the chicken for a little sliced ham...yum! Erica brought a delicious salad filled with fresh greens from her mom's friend's garden, feta cheese, tomato, olives, etc. And Pam, brought some melt in your mouth garlic rolls.
And of course dessert! I made Barefoot Contessa's coconut cupcakes. Can I just say - THE BEST CUPCAKE I'VE EVER EATEN.
There, I said it.
And for the title of this post - Pay it forward. Pam, being the great friend that she is, noticed my "wish list" awhile back and later got this out of her car.
Paula Deen's new set of pots and pans...for me!
I was shocked. Floored. And almost teary. Yes, there are women out there that get teary over new kitchen utensils.
If you didn't know, we were down to one big pot and one small skillet. All of ours were so old, literally things from back in college, and one by one they have been breaking or losing their non-stick surface.
Pam's exact words were, "Sometimes I think you just have to do nice things for nice people." She felt she needed to do this for me.
Well, now I need to pay it forward. I need to pass this niceness on. Hmm....