1. After lounging around and recovering from our busy Sunday, Camille, Danielle, and I staggered into the Sube and hightailed it over to Molly's -- where the Deke and the corgis spent the night. Danielle got right to it in the kitchen and made a peppery batch of shashuka, eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, onions, and peppers, seasoned with cumin and chili powder and served with toasted challah on the side. It was an exquisite brunch.
2. When we were at Flying Dog yesterday, Molly suggested to Danielle that we have a fancy cocktail party on on Monday. So, late in the lazy afternoon, Camille, Molly, and Danielle piled in the Diaz mini-van and returned with the makings for quesadillas and with a bottle of tequila and one of Cointreau and Danielle mixed us all pitcher of winter margaritas featuring grapefruit and lime juice mixed with tequila and Cointreau, served in a glass rimmed with chili powder and coarse salt. Then she blended a pitcher of a watermelon margarita, herbed with basil. It was a fun party.
3. A couple of hours later, the Deke and I needed to get back to our apartment home and we entrusted the care of Danielle and Camille to Molly -- ha! -- it was fun knowing that Molly and her cousin and her cousin's good friend would continue the fun times.