It was a sad, sad night in the world of college b-ball.
But in other news, we made some new friends!
Sarah and her husband Mike, who goes to Duke Med School, were in Cville for the weekend and asked me for a good sports bar recommendation to watch the Duke vs. Carolina game. Of course our house is the best sports bar in town – beer on tap and all! So we invited them over. Then earlier today Matt and Simmons, Carolina alumni, were over at our house and since they were uncool and did not have a party to attend for the game, we invited them over as well. Because Duke fans are good sports!!
Our party didn’t start till 7:30p, so we were getting quite hungry as we made preparations (Karen also stopped by for a visit on our porch!)
I chugged down some seltzer
And nibbled on nuts and cheese as we prepped for dinner
Salad ready to go filled with romaine, pecans, sunflower seeds and dried cherries. Here’s what our fridge looks like on a normal week when it’s not prepping for vacation!
For the event we made a pot of Frontier Soup’s Michigan Ski Country Chili! We opted out of the 1.5 pound of meat it recommended we add and instead just doubled up on diced tomatoes. The soup was FANTASTIC – I don’t know if I’ve had kidney and cranberry beans mixed before, but they were so hearty we all agreed that we felt like there was meat involved!
For cocktails, we distributed kegged beer and served up some Jefferson Petit Verdot, which we thought would go well with the hearty soup. Great match!!
Soup topped with plain yogurt, shredded pepperjack and jalapeno bits
Simmons brought over the most amazing [Jiffy] cornbread made with creamed corn. It was sooooo doughy – perfect complement!
Wine was necessary during halftime.
Sarah + Mike brought over some Lindt chocolates – these were perfect for a crowd because they were bite-size! Vanilla, Cappuccino, Hazelnut and Caramel – I couldn’t choose a favorite : )
It’s a sad day to be a Blue Devil.