aka… “Small Plates, Big Mouths”
Sometimes you can’t think of a title, and sometimes you think of too many! Tonight 14 of us met for dinner at Small Plates in Cambridge. Tina of carrotsncake (one of my favorite blogs) organized it and it was fabulous. Thanks for letting me be part of the Boston fun, Rhodey is a lonely state!
Things I learned tonight, besides that the food at Small Plates ROCKS!
Bridget of Yogurt and Berries is having the most amazing cake area at her wedding!
MacDuff of Lonely Sidecar believes in fate (as do I!)
Sarah of ourkitchenadventures has been to Petra, Jordan
Karley, of no blog, should really have one!!!! She told some great stories about her wedding and moving to Boston from Kansas!
Elina of Healthy and Sane has the most gorgeous accent! Also, she had some great wedding tips!
Kelly of Kelly’s Pink Apron must really love pink! (she was wearing a pink scarf!)
Sue of Sweet 26 is just as sweet as in her blog posts!!
Inna of Inna’s Scribbles has the most gorgeous red hair I’ve ever seen!
Tina of carrots n cake is going to have a really amaaaazing post in the next few weeks! (how’s that for vague?!)
Lauren at Food for Living has a really pretty camera that I wish I had too! (and she has a new blog- one month old!)
Shannon at Tri 2 Cook knows Philly and made me excited to move there! (MacDuff did too!)
Katie taught me some cool new Foodbuzz things I didn’t know about!!!!!
and I need a mandoline!!
I really feel like if I had met any of these girls randomly somewhere I would be friends with them! They were all so sweet and awesome and I can’t wait for the next get together! I really just gave you all a fun little tidbit about each person there, but we talked about SO much all night, we were big mouths! It is 11:30 PM and I just walked in the door of my cozy condo. What a long day, but oh so worth it!
Small Plates is pretty straightforward- they serve small plates ha! For my dinner I chose the squash fettucine followed by the beef satay. While the service was a bit slow the food and presentation were great, and all the ingredients tasted really fresh! I am definitely going to make my own version of the squash plate at home. But just check out this menu… everything looked so delicious:
Beef satay with a mango chutney and peanut sauce:
And DESSERT. I wasn’t going to get anything for dessert but then I decided life was too short and I needed a little chocolate. I ate half and split half of this gorgeous chocolate delight:
Small Plates has a really cute interior. I’d like my living room to have that feel one day. I especially loved the treatment on this wall:
I feel like this dinner was so fabulous because I learned so much. You can make friends in such interesting ways, and I can’t wait to hang out with everyone again! Also, although many of us come from different backgrounds and upbringings, we are all the same in so many ways. Isn’t it cool to meet someone from a completely different place and find out you have similar dreams or fears or whatever? So cool.
Some of my new Boston friends (half the group left before we remembered to take a pic!):
Elina, Shannon, Bridget, Kelly, Tina, Me, Sarah, Lauren
One thing I wished I had remembered to ask everyone was why they blog. And since I forgot to ask them, I ask you! Why do you blog or read blogs? Please share!