We celebrated Dan’s birthday, but I never posted any pictures.
We had some family over and I made a special sandwich, at Dan’s request. I wish I had made the bread too, but I didn’t. I just couldn’t do the bread and the cake and the dinner. That picture is from the previous time we made the sandwiches, with my bread. Anyway, it is a decadent roast beef sandwich made with roasted filet of beef, truffle butter, parmesan and arugula. We served it with roasted winter vegetable soup, vinaigrette potato salad and something else, I have apparently forgotten. Seriously yummy.
This was the first time I made a decorated cake just for Dan. He usually get an Apple Dapple cake. The boys helped bake and decorate the cake, which took the pressure off me. :) It looked great. They picked a tip for the pastry bag and put the borders on, the polka dots, and wrote “Happy 39th.” That’s all there was room for. It was pretty yummy too. It was a chocolate cake with raspberry mouse filling and chocolate buttercream frosting. Not bad.
The kids passed around the chocolate on top and took turns eating bites from it.
It was a fun night and I enjoyed hosting and celebrating Dan’s birthday. We had just got some new dining room chairs and I was able to seat all the adults at the table. It was the first time in over 8 years in the house that I got out all my china and glassware and served everyone at the table. The kids had their own table in the kitchen and were excited about that too. I wish I had a table that would seat 12-14 people. Maybe someday.