Yesterday we went to an Italian dinner party hosted by someone we used to work with. It was so nice to see everyone again! We offered to bring an Italian dessert and after a failed attempt at Italian Lemon Knot Cookies, we decided to make Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie. Not really Italian...but it tasted far better than the cookies.
Today we took the Metra train south and visited my cousin Marcy. She recently moved to Frankfort and is much closer to where she works. She also has a nice new apartment and some of the wonderful luxuries that are so much harder to find in the city (dishwasher, washing machine, heated garage, lots of space). Her place is very nice. We took her this little gift to add to her kitchen.