I like it when company comes over, it's an excuse to make stuff.
Like these, mmmm yummy wonderfulness (cherry tomato + basil + mozzarella cheese):
I also baked a blackberry cheesecake (a classic New York cheesecake with blackberry sauce, made from the berries that grow out back along the creek). If there is an afterlife, I hope cheesecake factors into it in a large way. Cheesecake. I even love the word.
I greatly enjoyed a visit from relatives (MT and JT) who I had not seen for two years (three years? when was that reunion anyway?!) I always get confused as to what constitutes a second cousin versus a cousin some number of times removed, so I pretty much just say we're relatives and leave it at that. The guest room has been a busy place lately. My Aunt M was here a couple weeks ago. Brother D will be here from across the pond this weekend. His birthday was back in July, so we'll have to do a belated birthday celebration... that calls for ice cream cake! Bwahahaha!