Two of my very best friends, MC and NB, have been cooking beautiful food that looks like this:
MC's creations, using recipes and spices I sent for her birthday
NB's rendition of the enchiladas Tom Y. made so deliciously for our Bayless night a few weeks ago
These photos and the knowledge of the experiences that accompanied them have made me unspeakably happy. If only I could be doing this sort of cooking with all of my friends! If anyone else is secretly inspired out there, do pass on the stories...