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Then, when you get older, sharing becomes almost normal. Think group projects in college, or carpooling to work.
When you have kids, divvying things up is less optional and more a matter of preserving your sanity and achieving critical mass in the face of overwhelming odds. And then, when the kids get older or even disappear, shared arrangements between friends become a coveted luxury.
I hit the jackpot with my carpool moms, and I've hit another home run with my weekly game night group. Hostessing duties move from one home to another, giving us a chance to cook fancy or light as the mood strikes us, to try new things or old favorites, and crack open a bottle or two while we're at it. I've collected awesome recipes from my cohorts, like roasted chicken, summer pasta salad with roasted baby tomatoes, or a light and easy Caesar dressing for any weeknight. Mostly the dinners are low key, although I do go a little bit nuts with the birthday desserts for the group. Most notably this one, this one, this one and this one.
And now, this one.
Super simple supper with a crazy celebration dessert. Both recipes are going right into regular rotation*.