From the planning perspective, everything about Monday night seemed perfect. Kim was supplying grilled chicken and wine. I was bringing salad fixings. And Ali was bringing a slew of cookie decoratingness.
And yet, everything went awry almost immediately.
Although I've been to Kim's house multiple times and she only lives about two turns away from me, I got very lost, thus delaying the evening's start. A seasoned salad maker, I also somehow managed to forget key supplies, including dressing and cheese.
And although the wine pouring was successful, with so many missteps at the start, we were off our game for the remaining kitchen activities.
Cookie decorating really couldn't have gone more wrong. We decided to Pam the stovetop, as opposed to flouring it. Proving to be a total failure, we then Pammed the rolling pin. Instead of solving the problem, our dough just got very greasy and yet still stuck to the rolling pin. Laden with grease, they managed to stick to the stove top, but fell apart after we cookie cuttered them.
I'm really happy to have Ali and Kim in Atlanta with me, even if our domestic skills fly out the window when combined. They're really great friends :)