Yesterday we had a new couple over to our house for dinner. They just moved here from Arizona. I remembered how tough it was to move here after graduating from school...new streets to get lost on, a new grocery store where I can't find the chipotle chiles. It was tough.
So, I always like to invite new people over.
It was 62 degrees and sunny here in Colorado, so, of course, we HAD to grill out. The ear doctor decided to make this AMAZING burgers (do yourself a favor and print out this recipe), while I made sweet potato fries (I finally found a recipe for getting them really crispy!) and this tangy salad (courtesy of my ole pal Sarah....we added matchsticks of jicima and it was awesome). I was actually pretty proud of how well everything turned out.
Then, I pulled out the orange chiffon cake with chocolate glaze. As the husband half of our guests took a bite he actually giggle in delight.
HE GIGGLED! My baking made a grown man GIGGLE with JOY!
Turns out that the day before our guests had been talking with someone else that we barely know and our guests were informed to expect a real treat because (and I quote), "Katie is a really great cook." He giggled because the food had lived up to the hype.
I'm pretty sure my face went all red with mixed happiness and embarrassment. For me, it really doesn't get much better than that.