Monday, July 5, 2010

Birthday Weekend

Happy Birthday to me!  My hubs was out playing a double header in softball, so I slept in and made myself french toast (with these recipes Angel Bread, Basic Pancake Syrup) for my birthday breakfast with a yummy fruit salad alongside.  Beautiful fresh blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and nectarines were all on sale at Jewel.  I spent about the same for them as I would for the same volume of canned fruit.

After softball, we had lunch with Walt's parents, Anna & Nick.  Meatballs, gravy, mashed potatoes and coleslaw, followed by Angel Food cake filled with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.  She really knows how to feed me :).  Later, we did a little shopping at the outlet mall where I bought myself a few birthday gifts (blouses and kitchen gadgets).

Walt treated me to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Bonefish Grill where I had a Lemon Drop Martini (ok, I had two), Bang-Bang Shrimp, Filet Mignon, and Heirloom Tomatoes with feta and balsamic vinagrette.  Walt had Caeser Salad, Tilapia with Pan Asian Sauce and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.  Walt told them it was my birthday, and we shared a Creme Brulee with a birthday candle.

After church Sunday, we had brunch at Colonial and later went to Jeanie and Mike's where we enjoyed appys, pizza and a birthday cake shaped like a huge cupcake. 

To top it all off, today Walt made lunch (salad with lettuce from our garden), then surprised me with Limoncello (on my wish list) AND dinner on the grill.  I helped prepare the food - he cooked it all.  Those peppers in the pan are the first harvest from our garden.  We got the Yukon gold potatoes at Tom's Farm, our local farmstand. You can't see it, but they're crispy brown on the bottom.

As you can see, I was spoiled all weekend long!  I LIKE it!


  1. Happy Birthday Mom! Couldn't help but smile to see you still using the mug I got you so many years ago! Can't even remember when exactly!

  2. Wow!! What a great weekend! happy belated!


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