When Friends Come Together

Our friends Tim and Leslie have already come and gone.   I fixed us a completely Colorado meal on the first night they were here.  Saturday, we took them down to Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs and did The Cave of the Winds and  Gardens of the Gods, and then to InVINtions  A Toast to InVINtions! for some Colorado wine tasting.  Sure they taste plenty of great wines in California, where they live, but we have plenty of great wines from here too, that have their own Colorado personalities.  Tim and Leslie were only here for the weekend, and the weekend flew by quickly.  They left this morning, and I miss them already.  We had a great time.

The first night they were here, I fixed a very Colorado dinner that included elk steaks Wally’s Quality Meats, cooked to a perfect medium rare and topped with my peach salsa, Palisade Peach Salsa, wild rice with chorizo, green beans with vegetables, Parmagiano sesame biscuits and some Colorado wine from Grand River Cab Franc, from our own Colorado vineyards out in Grand Junction that Tim and Leslie picked up along the way.


I wanted to make a special meal since Tim and Leslie do not make it to Colorado that often.   It was just the four of us for dinner, and then Priscilla and Jonathon joined us later for dessert, which was a chocolate pecan tart and some port from once again, InVINtions.


Leslie, Priscilla and I have all known each other since 7th grade, and we have remained close friends through the years.  Please DO NOT do the math.  It is way too many years, but like a good wine, we are just getting better and better with age; well at least Priscilla and Leslie are.  Me, not so much.  🙂

Old friends are the best friends.  They are the family that you choose.  Love you both lots and lots.


I will give the recipes for our Colorado meal later.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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