Dinner with Old Friends
On Saturday Liz and I went over to visit Alex and Linda, who were in town and staying over at Ray’s Bucktown B&B. We prepared a few dishes to bring over, and on arriving… joined everyone in the kitchen.
A classic shot of Justin and Alex in their natural state – cooking in the kitchen.
Linda, breaking out the bread as Justin preps.
Whenever the Galts visit, they always come with plenty of cheese in tow.
Action shot of Alex, preparing the pasta.
We had a wide range of food and folks. When I first heard about the visit, I thought it would just be Alex and Linda. Earlier in the day, I found out that Katie, Carrie and Tom would also be joining – folks I haven’t seen in about 8 or 9 years!
We didn’t spend a ton of time with the kids, as Johanna and Frida were busy with Hazel and Nora (Carrie and Tom’s kids). So beyond a few check-ins, the kids played in various rooms at the B&B and the adults hung out in the kitchen. We had a delicious array of food (tuna, salmon, pasta, salad, roasted veggies), great cheese, a few bottles of wine, and some custom mixed drinks (courtesy of Justin’s tinctures) at the end of the meal.
I have to say – Ray, the owner of the B&B, was incredibly accommodating to let so many of us take over the kitchen. The whole place is pretty stellar: Justin stayed here when he was between apartments, and this is the second time Alex and Linda have stayed here for a weekend visit. It was a delight to hang out there, and I can only imagine it’s just as fun to stay there.