10. Rosé All Day

During my last year of college I lived with ten women in large white house with a porch and more windows than you could count. It was named the Kilby house after its former owner and patron saint, Professor Clyde Kilby.

On Saturday mornings we would roll out of bed and begin slicing fruit, digging every sweet condiment out of the cabinet, and setting the table. The first pot of coffee immediately filled waiting mugs, and a second started brewing without missing a beat.

Kendall, one of the eleven Kilby girls, introduced the tradition of Saturday morning Swedish Pancakes to our home. Needless to say, it was embraced enthusiastically.

We looked for any excuse to be together. Despite the fact that we saw each other daily, despite the ever present need for sleep, there was rarely an empty chair on pancake morning. Particularly when we opened the invitation to the boys. While it did require tripling or quadrupling the recipe, it paid off. They brought bacon.

Fast-forward ten months. We have graduated, Kilby house has ten new residents, and most of us live in Chicago. Sadly, Kendall has moved to Denver. However, this weekend she came (home) to Chicago. And while she failed to smuggle the pancake pan in her carry on, Swedish pancakes happened nonetheless.

Togetherness is our top priority, and it is there to stay.

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Papaya Shrub- this was my first shrub, and I was pleasantly surprised by the result. Don’t be intimidated. 

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Rosé All Day Recipe

2 oz Sparkling Rosé

1 oz Cocchi Americano

3/4 oz Papaya shrub

1 oz Lemon Juice

Lemon slice for garnish

To make the papaya shrub, add 7-9 chunks of papaya, 1 cup white wine vinegar, and 1/4 cup sugar to a small sauce pan. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes, then refrigerate.

Combine ingredients in a wine glass, add ice as desired. Garnish with abandon.

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