Isn't this lily just gorgeous? I went over to my friend Conor's house for dinner and he had the flower in a tall green vase in front of his balcony doors. The fragrance permeated the entire apartment and just made me feel so calm and happy.
I'm glad I had my veggie platter before I left for his place because as I predicted, there were very few vegetables on the menu for tonight. To call Conor a gourmand would be a bit of an understatement- he loves fine food, French and Italian cooking, and he does not skimp on his high fat ingredients. We talk food and restaurants together the way some guys talk sports statistics :) On the menu for tonight was Tagliatelle Carbonara, which is pasta in a cream sauce with mushrooms, parmesan, and bacon. I helped him cook and it was quite a lot of fun to make (it's not often that I find myself sauteeing mushrooms in bacon fat). I made sure to keep my portion size small and I thoroughly enjoyed ever single bite. Definitely not something I would want to eat on a regular basis, but perfect for once in a while.