The reasons why I love hanging out with my friend T are endless, but some of my favorites include the following:
1) She's a lovely, genuine, funny person.
2) She understands that pop tarts are a legitimate dessert.
3) She cooks things like this:
Penne Puttanesca with Tuna Meatballs: The sauce included anchovies, olive oil, garlic, capers, crushed and diced tomatoes, pecorino cheese, kalamata olives, oil-cured olives and fresh parsley. According to T, the deliciousness we consumed was a modified version of this: Puttanesca with Tuna Polpette and Penne.
Yep, she effortlessly cooks things like this...and then we eat it sitting on her fire escape, drinking limeade and chatting and taking in what is a surprisingly pretty view of Queens. I'm sure we're all aware of this by now, but food and friendship are unequivocally some of life's greatest things. Oh, and S'More pop tarts. Obviously.