This weekend, Chris and I were able to spend some time at home with one of our dear college friends. Adam came down to our place from North Manchester. He arrived early afternoon on Saturday and we seriously played the Wii for almost 8 hours.
I am not really into video games, but I could call myself an addict to the Wii. Once I start playing, I just can't stop. Chris and I bought the Wii to get our minds off of the unsuccessful IVF attempt and we absolutely love it. We are both extremely competitive and we have a lot of fun playing it together. Unfortunately, Chris beats me at every game we own except bowling. Sometimes I feel guilty for "wasting" time on the Wii, but then that feeling passes. Good thing!!
My parents came over about a week ago to play the Wii after they took Chris and I out to dinner. They loved it! We practically had to kick them out of our house or they would have spent the night here. My mom rocks at bowling and she even had the attitude to go with it!
On Saturday, we also made baklava. Chris studied abroad in Greece for a semester and he found out that he really liked this dessert. Adam has made baklava several times and he brought the stuff to our house to make this weekend. This is right down my alley. I love spending time in the kitchen. Baklava is not hard to make, it just takes a lot of time.
Adam and I mixing the pecans, sugar and cinnamon.
Here are the main ingredients. I told you it was simple!
Adam telling Chris about the recipe and how to work with fillo dough.
Chris and I putting the layers together.
I have never had to cut a dessert before I actually baked it. Interesting...
Chris decided to slap me with the leftover fillo dough. Does this surprise anyone?
The finished product. Baklava that looks like it is straight from Greece.