A few weeks ago a group of friends and I started up a girls craft night that we hold every two weeks at one of our homes. We all get to leave our kids at home and bring over whatever crafty thing we're working on. We sit and chat and enjoy everyone's company and talk about the fun crafts that are happening or the crappy things that are going on at work or the awesome things our kids are doing. It's so much fun.
Last week we went to the home of our dining hall manager's wife. Her husband is an amazing chef and he offered to make a little snack for our group. He made a fruit, cheese and cracker platter, but it was simply elegant. The fruit was sliced into perfect little 1/8" slices arranged about a wooden board. There were three different kinds of cheeses, none of which you could find in a regular grocery store. Small cups were placed around the serving board and were full of dried fruits spilling gracefully out over the edges. The crackers were definitely not made by Nabisco.