Birfday

September 22nd

D's birthday

We celebrated D’s birthday this weekend with some of his high school and college friends. A few shots of, what else? The dinner party food:

D's birthday

I do not have a table cloth big enough for this beast. We also did not have 12 plates. (Moving, downsizing.) Thankfully, a Goodwill trip on half-off day and $12 later, we made it work. 

D's birthday

I tried to make things as Dutch as I could. The tulip napkins and felt tulips came from his last visit to Holland, and were used for the appetizers. The windmill plate was meant for cheese, which I forgot. We used it for stroopwafels instead. 

D's birthday

D's birthday

D's birthday

Tutorial on this beast later in the week. While it may not look super pretty in this shot, this is one of my very favorite things to cook: kale and apple stuffed pork loin, cooked on a bed of apples. 

D's birthday

That is supposed to be a chocolate pumpkin. Sadly, like the pumpkins I’ve ever tried to grow, it came out a little floppy. Served with that raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream, just like last weekend — there were no leftovers. 

Stuffed dates, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed pork, two types of cake and two individuals who are also so stuffed*, we are changing back on the no-sugar wagon. Next stop: Healthytown. (See? Sometimes I can remember the cheese.)

~K

*I have physically never felt worse.

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3 Responses

  1. I need to get on the train to Healthytown, too… cookies just sound so good at every time of day!

  2. You might feel bad but I’m sure the party was soooo gooooooooood

  3. That table setting is simply wonderful!

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