Let’s set the Scene, shall we?
We had only 3 days left until our lives would change FOREEEEEVVEEERRRrrrrrr!!!!!!!!! We were Graduating College. Yikes!
“Ok, no, don’t panic! We can do this…right?”
Then we looked at the facts. And the facts were these-
Did we have a Life plan? Nope.
Job offers? Negative.
Any semblance of Direction? Nada.
Student Loans? Hoho! You betcha. (damn).
But SO, what? Let’s celebrate our absolute befuddlement and throw ourselves One Giant Feast! Yes. Before Life and her collectors come a knockin’, we’ll go out with a bang of idealism and denial via gluttonous overload. Totally Worth it.
Here at The Pearl, we like things classy. we like things special. but above all, we need things delicious. We do things right. So the Menu had to be rather extraordinary. Which brings us to,
Sweet tea bourbon cocktails with mint and blood oranges.
Frisee Salad with Pomegranate seeds, Avocado and Grapefruit.
Baked Goat Brie with Dried Sour Cherries
Prosciutto wrapped Melon
Smoked Salmon with Capers and Dill
Balsamic Bruschetta on Garlic Crostini
Endives with a Walnut, Bleu Cheese, Apple, Bacon salad.
Cake with Strawberries and Cream
(We told you we weren’t messing around)
The day of we had a fabulous shopping experience at Whole Foods (where Megan works) and came home and started prepping, both with the cocktails and with the cutting, dicing, toasting, etc. It was great because then that night all we had to do was assemble the hors d’oeuvres, assemble ourselves, and tuck in!
In a word, the meal was Transcendent. The flavors, the company, the music; everything! We wouldn’t have wanted to make our graceful exit out of the University Circuit any other way.
Celebrations are our favorite. Not only because they are a way to acknowledge how hard we worked, how grateful we are to be done, and to prepare us for what’s to come; but they also are wonderful moments of reflection, of peace, of fun, and of pleasure that we don’t get as often as we should. (this is a Universal observation—People of the World, CELEBRATE MORE!)
After dinner we wanted to see a movie and have dessert at the drive-in, but it was closed. So instead we came home and put on our graduation robes, pretended we were wizards and abused the heck out of PhotoBooth. What, what! We’s got degree’s y’all.
And there it is. The best, the brightest, and the future. Oh dear.