Lately, I have really been missing the evenings I used to spend cooking, eating and drinking wine with my dear friends. These last few years have been rather difficult, career changes, divorces and financial hardships, so entertaining has not been a priority or even realistic. I miss it terribly though, planning a dinner party energizes me. I spend weeks planning the perfect menu, simple but excellent food, usually something from The Barefoot Contessa. I crave the creativity that goes into making the invitations and just the right table scape but most of all I miss the connection I felt with my neighbors and friends as we talked about our children, our loves and our homes.
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