Louis, Josh, and I went to Detroit for a short, but immensely fun visit with our cousins. We ate Montenegrin burek, which is a savory pie made with layers of phyllo dough and a stuffing of feta cheese, minced beef, or sometimes spinach and feta together. Izabel also picked up some baklava with pistachios. We had it with a green salad and pizzas that David made from scratch, baked on a pizza stone. The crust was thin and slightly chewy, and there was a perfect amount of sauce. Delicious!
Hanging out with your cousins and no aunts/uncles/grandparents is a relatively new experience. Now that we're all adults, we can visit each other whenever we want, and sometimes that's without any "adult" supervision. To be the grownups in this situation was a reality check- we've come a long way from being the little baby cousins in the family! My cousin Melissa and her husband Pete have four kids, aged 4-12, and interacting with them is a gratifying experience. To be young enough to remember childhood as an old friend, and old enough to create experiences for the next generation of little ones is a place in life that I am happy to stay for awhile yet.