Thursday, May 26, 2011
Susan and her friend Leslie teach together and, since last year, have been in charge of organizing the end-of-year faculty picnic for their school. Both last year and tonight, the event was held in the Recreation Center, which was great because, although one thinks of "outdoors" when one think of "picnic," one is delighted to be indoors when the weather is cold and rainy, as it was both last year and tonight. They gather door prizes, decorate the tables, and prepare food and beverages. This year's menu was fajitas and tacos, and Susan has spent the last several days making the meat. The crockpot has been full of seasoned chicken breasts, which she has then shredded and replaced with a new batch; and both she and Suzanna have taken turns frying up batches of spicy ground beef. Consequently, we have all smelled like a Mexican restaurant just from walking through our kitchen. But the food tonight was delicious, and the company was fun (Susan is friends with smart and funny people from work).