February 7, 2011

Chicago :: Soup and Chili

This past weekend I ventured to the snowy north to visit my best friend, Jennifer and her husband.

Jennifer and I have been friends for almost 25 years, which is crazy to think about because that means our little sisters are turning 25 years old this summer! We have created many memories and we hope to continue to do that throughout our lives. We played My Little Pony together, cheered each other on in sports, trick or treated together, studied together, went on family vacations to Traverse City together and stood up in each other weddings. Our next adventure is going to take us to Paris together with our husbands for 3 whole days! We are beyond excited, mainly because Jennifer speaks fluent french so it will be like having an interpreter for free! Jennifer is hands down the friend I can count on and turn to for anything. I am so blessed to have her in my life!

In October Jennifer came down to visit and we decided that we are going to make an effort to see each other ever other month. Living only 3 hours away is the next best thing to our dream of owning yellow homes with white picket fences next door to one another in Berkley, Michigan. During Jennifer's visit in October we did some fall baking. Apple Cinnamon Bread and Pumpkin Muffins! YUMMY! This time soups was on the menu!

Here are some pictures of our fabulous weekend::

Here is a little taste of snow in Chicago. I think we need to count our blessings in Lafayette and not complain about the measly 5 inches we got on Saturday. We could have this to dig through! Jen and Adrian's mailbox is somewhere in that pile of snow!

The ingredients for 3 batches of Chili! Spent $23.00

Browning the meat with onions and green pepper!

Adding the spices. This pot is almost full!

After the Chili was done we enjoyed homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese
sandwiches on homemade bread then set out to Ikea and the mall. Of course we had
to stop by Caribou for a Turtle Mocha, YUM!

That evening we settled in for some homemade Corn Chowder, Salad with our
new favorite dressing (Vidalia Onion) and Rolls! We spent the evening watching a
House Hunter International Marathon and 4 Brides, 4 Weddings!

I had a great time and I look forward to our next get together in April. We are meeting at the Michigan City Outlets with our moms for some shopping. Then in June we will both head to PARIS FRANCE!

1 comment:

Krysten said...

Sad I couldn't make it. You guys are awesome and have an amazing friendship!