Like anyone who just moved to a new city, I am in the market for making friends. When I was invited to a random guy’s going away picnic in Berkeley, naturally I jumped at the opportunity for a. a picnic, and b. meet new people. The bars were actually not initially intended for the picnic, but I brought the leftovers and they were very popular.
We wound up the hills of Berkeley to a little community park with a great spread of dips, strata, chicken, veggies, and beer, among other things. I never strayed too far from the table and grazed for a few hours, and then came the cake.
Farewell Andrew, best of luck at your new position at J Street.
On the way back, we stopped at Indian Rock which has a great view all the way to the city. (It’s out there in the haze) Followed by some light rock climbing, before heading home to some leftover soup and closing ceremonies!
Go Heels, Go America!
Kahlua Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats
1 12 oz. box rice krispies
1 10 oz. package mini marshmallows
1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)
1/4 cup kahlua
1/2 package mini chocolate chips
In a large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows and a handful of chocolate chips and stir until melted. Stir in rice krispies until coated in marshmallow mixture. Spread into a 9×17 pan layered with wax paper. Press mixture down with another piece of wax paper until tightly packed, then spread remaining chocolate chips on top. Chill or wait until hard before cutting into bars.