Last night we had plans to go over to a friends’ place. He’s house-sitting for a family that is out of town and they have a beautiful home in a nice, gated community here in Tucson. We planned to go over, make dinner, and maybe watch a movie.
When we drive up to the gate, we were greeted with a beautiful fountain and wild flowers
The salsa was very easy and I just used ingredients I had on hand. I chopped up 1 large mango, half an avocado, half an onion, half a tomato, about a quarter of a red bell pepper, 2 cloves of fresh pressed garlic, a quarter of a cup of corn kernels, sea salt and pepper, a squeeze of lime juice, and a handful of torn cilantro I had on hand. The resulting mess looked like this:
Looked kinda like mush, but it tasted amazing! It was gone QUICK!
While it was baking I also made homemade ice cream! Decided to keep it simple with a basic vanilla
And though I somehow missed out on taking pictures of the meat and other accompanying dishes (corn on the cob, steamed asparagus, summer salad), I sure did get a picture of the dump cake with the vanilla ice cream!!!
But somehow magically, just as we were about to sit down to watch a movie, my phone rang. Through some twist of fate (long story), we were having a 22 person limo escalade (with full bar) come to pick us up from the house, drive us around wherever we wanted to go, before returning us safely again whenever we wished!
So even though we’d intended for it to be a “low key” night (+ it was a work night!!!) we decided we couldn’t pass the opportunity up!!!
I don’t like to blog pictures of people without their consent, so I don’t have many pictures to share, but here are a couple that I think are okay:
Some of the décor: There were spinning CD – looking things, and lots of flat screens everywhere. Plus a full bar, of course.
All in all, it was a fabulous evening (even though I woke up today with killer headache and cursing life that I still have to go to work!!!) I definitely don’t regret a thing, though! These opportunities only come along very rarely so I just had to jump when it came up….work night and all.
How often/do you go out on work nights?
Have you ever had an awesomely random night like this before?