The best dinner I’ve ever had?
It was last night: a dinner party with the Summer 2011 Admissions Fellows. What was so great about this dinner? The company, the food, and the conversation.
For the past months, the six of us have been working together at Carleton’s Admissions Office. Last night was our first group dinner. We got out of work at five o’clock and made the six minute trek to the grocery store in downtown Northfield. Hoping to get ideas for our menu, we strolled down every aisle of Econofoods. After much impassioned debate, we finally decided on steak, corn, and salad. One reason to stay in Minnesota over the summer: THE CORN!
After checking out, we made our way back to the house to cook dinner. Peter immediately set to cleaning the kitchen. Alex plugged in his hefty George Foreman and took control of the meat. Kayla and I chopped the vegetables for the salad, while Annie watched the corn. Izzy arrived a moment later with a yummy box of chocolates for dessert. After about twenty minutes of prep, we were ready to sit down and eat.
This summer, I have loved chatting with the prospective students streaming through Carleton’s Admissions Office. I have met so many impressive high-school seniors that my head is spinning. But, last night, I had the chance to talk with five incredible members of the Class of 2012. While stuffing my face with Alex’s amazing grilled steak and Annie’s buttery corn, I was reminded how interesting, thoughtful, and hilarious my Carleton classmates can be. I’m so pleased to work in Admissions this summer. And I’m so thankful to have enjoyed a great dinner with five members of a pretty sweet senior class.