[CC cooks]: Potluck Mexican night!

IMG_6007This post is dedicated to a very special bunch of friends of mine. It took a while to set a date, but before we knew it, it was time for a potluck dinner session with my favourite foodie girls (minus one – we miss you!). We decided to do a more hands-on DIY dinner to take the pressure of everyone bringing a cooked dish because we are all so busy.

So we decided on Mexican fajitas! I think this turned out to be fajitas a la dimsum girlies because we all just kinda threw in what we felt like eating! It was great! We made a mess, and chatted and ate our way through the night whilst losing track of time.

Cabbage, apple, radish & carrot coleslaw

I made some wraps, chicken, coleslaw and a sriracha honey sauce. JW brought capsicum, mushrooms, salad leaves and asparagus (because she saw them and felt like them!), and AS made some awesome tomato salsa and guacamole. She hadn’t had time to get some refried beans and was sincerely apologetic but her salsa and guacamole were amazingly tasty so we were happy to devour that anyway!

It was such a great night. We quickly fried up the asparagus and mushrooms with some garlic, chopped the capsicum and cooked the chicken. Then we were pretty much ready to eat. It was great fun doing some of the final prep with the girls too!

Homemade wholewheat wraps

Due to our busy schedules, we had to set a date almost 1 month in advance! And we have already set our next one for Dec (I can’t wait!). It’s amazing that throughout the month, we all keep in contact through Whatsapp or if we bump into each other, yet when we meet up we can still talk non-stop for hours. They even secretly planned to make salted caramel macarons! It was incredibly sneaky of them! And they were lovely; surprisingly not *too* sweet =)

Salted caramel ‘zumbaron’

Throughout the years, I’ve come to realise that I much prefer having a close circle of friends whom I can call upon for fun times & support, rather than having 100s of friends with and 90% of whom I see only once in a blue moon. The dimsum girlies are great friends of mine and I would not trade them for ANYTHING in this world.

The 4 of us have gone through (or still going through) the similar courses of study in order to achieve our dream career. It’s a lot of stress, anger, self-doubt, procrastination (well, for me anyway), and just plain hard work. The last couple of years have been particularly harsh to me, and I can honestly say that I would not have come this far had it not been for their support and kind words. True friends stick by you even at your worst, they reach out to you without you even uttering a single word, and they don’t judge you no matter what.

As the night of our potluck came to an end, I realised that it doesn’t matter how tired I am from uni and work, it all seems to dissipate when we catch up and chat about all things under the sun. Sometimes we don’t even make sense to ourselves!

Thank you AS, JW & SS for the wonderful bond we have with each other, and the constant dimsum craziness and support you all offer. I can’t wait til our next potluck, and a reunion with SS in the future!

Thanks for reading! ^^


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