Last week in the midst of recapping The Honor Flight, I got out of the house. On a weeknight! With other humans! It’s a miracle.
Normally I see Ann, Tim, and Heidi only on the first Thursday of December. If you think that sounds random, you ought to hear our conversation for the day. We cover it all – sports, politics, kids, significant others, religion, sex, you name it. Basically all the topics we are advised to avoid in social gatherings.
We all love it, we all love each other, and we all can’t wait until our annual gathering. This year, we decided that once per year just doesn’t cut it, so we decided to throw in a fall version.
Crying broke, Heidi offered to host rather than hit up a fancy restaurant. I seconded both being broke and staying in, so we all disrupted Heidi’s idyllic family evening with our raucous jabbering. Her youngest was so enthralled with the “adult talk” that Heidi politely told her to go to her room. Poor thing. We likely scarred her for life.
Ann brought some nibblers, I brought booze, and I’m sure Tim contributed something but I couldn’t tell you what because I strolled in 30 minutes late. Nobody cares. This is the most laid back group of friends I have. Considering we all survived the battlefields of AT&T, nothing fazes us.
Heidi powered up the gas grill and popped some pitas laden with caprese salad over the hot grate. Minutes later we dined on Heidi Pizzas, as I set out to call them. But when I recreated these last weekend for Mr. Musky, I couldn’t find pitas at the store. So I subbed mini naan breads, and loved it even more. These Caprese Naan Pizzas are so fast and easy they’d put a cheap hooker to shame.
Did I just say that? Remember kids – no topics are off limits when it comes this crowd. And sarcasm is always welcome.
When something looks this good before it’s even cooked, you know you’ve got a winner.