by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Sunday, January 12, 2014
Key Lime Pie Martinis
It's really amazing to me the things that have come about in my life since I joined Sunday Supper. First and foremost, I believe in the mission. Spending time around the family table with our family can start on Sunday, but extends into every day life. It's more than just a movement, it's a way of life. A time to connect and share, laugh and sometimes even cry, enjoy food and make memories.
I've met so many amazing people because of it, as well. Yes, many of them I only know through our time together on the internet, but I had the pleasure of not only meeting many in person at the Food and Wine Conference last summer, but also dining with, rooming with, drinking with, laughing with, and giving/getting a good hug from them also. These include Isabel, Renee, Karen (roomie), Amy, Cindy, Carla (roomie #2), Susan, Nicole, Lane, Kim...and surely I'm forgetting somebody (I'm sorry - just yell at me). But not only did I meet Sunday Supper friends, I met other friends from the food blogging world like Lora, Chef Dennis, Betsy, and Pam to name a few. I hope that I get to hug all of them again AND meet even more of the Sunday Supper family this summer.
The Not So Cheesy Kitchen). She has become a great friend, and someone that I can talk to, laugh with, and joke with on an almost daily basis. Bea was recently chosen to attend a special gala in New York City by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, and given the opportunity to take a guest. It blew me out of the water when she asked if I would be that guest! So, not only am I going to an awesome gala in New York City (first time!) in just over a week's time, I get to hang out with Bea in real life.
The Sunday Supper Movement has become more than just a group of people, they've become my extended family. It really is true that great things happen when you sit around the family table like we do every week. I truly believe that people come into (and go out of) our lives for a reason, and I am so happy that all of these people are in mine.
So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUNDAY SUPPER - I brought cocktails! No party is complete without the cocktails. And it's no surprise that Susan (I distinctly remember discussing cocktails with you at the conference, Susan) is also bringing cocktails. No wonder we get along. Cheers to the first two years, and to many more years and experiences to come.
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- superfine sugar, optional
- 1 sheet of graham crackers
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
- 1.5 ounce key lime juice
- 1.5 ounce vodka
- 1.5 ounce Licor 43
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.