Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Girls' Afternoon Out

The other day, I got to catch up with a good friend of mine. We have been friends since our teenagers were toddlers - a long time. Unfortunately, life is quite busy, and we don't live that close to each other anymore, so we don't get to see each other very often.

But when we do see each other, we always have a wonderful time. We can talk about serious topics, laugh about silly things, and just relax. When we met, we also celebrated both of our birthdays. We tried a new restaurant, and the experience was fabulous.

The lunch started with bread and olive oil, but we honestly didn't touch it because we were too busy talking and catching up. Looking at the picture, I seriously regret that I didn't eat any of the bread and that I didn't try the olive oil...

My friend ordered the vegetable frittata. Doesn't the "garnish/salad" look fancy? The frittata was delicious. It was perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned.

I ordered that Ahi Tuna Steak. The dish was served with roasted vegetables and arugula. This was one of the best tuna dishes I have ever tasted, and I ate every last bite of it...

After lunch, we leisurely walked around the little town and did a little shopping. It was such a nice, fun, and relaxing afternoon, and I realized, once again, how lucky I am to have such a good friend.

Questions: When was the last time you got to hang out and have fun with one of your close friends? What did you do?

Be well,


  1. How ironic, today I'm having lunch with a good friend from high school! I haven't seen her in about a year, and I'm pretty excited about it. We are going to a restaurant that is pretty similar to the one you went to, which I assume was Italian? It should be a good time. I am glad you enjoyed your time with your good friend.

    don't even remember.

    I will just live vicariously through you and you Ahi looks DIVINE! (one of my FAV dishes)

    I guess this summer a close friend (who lives out of state) was nearby for a family vacation and they came over for a bbq.... but it wasn't like your was a crazy mix of silly kids, crazy JJ and a HOT day. I loved seeing her but it wasn't relaxed!

    I am so glad you got to relax and get out! and eat YUM healthy food!

  3. Aww I love girl time! :) It's been a awhile for me since I've been so busy but I'm actually having coffee with an old friend after work today so I'm excited.
    Wow! The "garnish/salad" looks fun!

  4. What great looking food!

    Kudos to you for avoiding the bread/oil. I would have dove right in!

    I just got to hang out with an old high school friend over espresso(another old friend now!). It was so great to catch up!

  5. What a fun time with an old friend and a great way to celebrate your birthdays. Both of your meals look delicious.

    My dear friend was over for dinner on Friday night and we enjoyed a nice meal and a glass of wine.

  6. Anonymous8/26/2009

    Ohhh... those meals look delicious, and the bread & olive oil.. YUM!! :) Glad you had a great time!! My last 'girls day' was a market day.. usually we just have dinner (cooked by me) and watch a movie together. It's always fun though!

  7. Anonymous8/26/2009

    My close friends live 3000 miles away so hanging out isn't often since I moved. I am visiting in just over a month and can't wait! We usually hang out in coffee shops or go out to eat :) Or just sit in silence...that's the coolest thing about best friends. You don't need to be *doing* anything except being together!

    That frittata looks amazing! Love the garnish :)

  8. Anonymous8/26/2009

    What a lovely afternoon together! I've got a good friend coming in from out of town this weekend - she was my childhood friend that continued through high school and we were college roommates too. I haven't seen her in at least a year and a half and a bunch of my girlfriends are getting together this weekend to do exactly what you did with your long time friend! Your post has me excited and very much looking forward to our reunion. :)

  9. Anonymous8/26/2009

    Food looks great!

    I am trying to get together with my BFF this Saturday. The last time I had some "girlfriend time" was about a month ago with the same friend. We went to PF Chang's and then did some shopping at the mall :-)

  10. Anonymous8/26/2009

    Sounds like a fun outing! The tuna steaks sound amazing! The last time I saw my best childhood friend was at her wedding (but we did get to hang out the night before) almost a year ago, wish I could see her more often but she's all the way in Seattle.

  11. My best friend now lives 3hrs away. We just went down for a 3 day visit a few weeks ago. There was a lot of shopping involved, of course! :)

  12. I get to hang out with one of my best friends from graduate school THIS weekend! I can't wait!
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  13. My close friends and I try to hang out at least once a month. And we always go for spontineity each time.

  14. Aw fun!! I love to get together with besties and just CHILL. Luckily I got together with LOTS of them from all over the south this past weekend - nothing better!

  15. wow that's quite a garni/salad atop the fritatta!

  16. sooo much fun - i love going out with my gals. perfect time to catch-up and eat delicious food, which obviously you did because both those dishes look AMAZING!

    happy humpday!

  17. Well, perhaps this is a cheesy answer, but I had lunch with my "best friend" (my husband, actually!) today! We went to paradise bread company and it was delicious.

    That bread does look seriously amazing!!!! I'm sorry you didn't eat any :(

  18. Anonymous8/26/2009

    Oh my gosh- that meal looks so delicious! Love the olives floating in the oil!!

    Hanging out with one of my closest friends Michael when we visited him in Nashville a few weeks ago was the best!! We have fun just sitting and drinking coffee and talking! Love that time!!

  19. Oh, I miss my friends in the city we moved from! How fun that you can visit and spend time with them.

    And even more fun that the food is so good!

  20. Time catching up with old friends is so priceless!! My best friend lives 1200 miles away in TX, and I miss her so much! That meal looks absolutely amazing! Glad you had such a fabulous day with your friend!

  21. looks like a lovely & delish time! i live with 3 of my besties so we are hanging constantly but a couple weeks ago we did have a massive girls' camp trip in the mountains, like 18 of us!

  22. Anonymous8/29/2009

    Sounds like you had a blast. Hanging out with friends are always fun. Eating out at our fave restaurants and chatting over some drinks is always fun with my girls.