I had a wonderful birthday. It tasted so good.

Topher kicked off the festivities on Saturday night with a birthday movie night and SNACKS! But not just any snacks. My favorites!

     


Toph picked up a fresh baguette from Gemelli Bakers, my favorite garlic stuffed olives, and a wedge of Parmesan cheese from The Cheese Shoppe. This isn't the fake Parmesan from the grocery store that has been aged in Wisconsin for 10 months. This cheese is the real deal...aged at least 24 months, in Italy, and full of great flavor! The snack tray was topped off with dipping olive oil with a dash of salt. 


He also surprised me with a beer that I had been wanting to try. Budweiser Select...only 55 calories. Toph got himself Troegs Nugget Nectar (we love Troegs, especially Hopback). Take a look at the size difference. The flavor difference was also tremendous. Nothing against Bud, but it tasted like 'College' to me. Not bad, but not good. (And in case you were wondering, the movie "I Love You, New York" was not something I would recommend. Lots of big names. Just not the movie for me.) 

Monday, my birthday, featured a fantastic dinner and sweet dessert. My mom made my birthday dinner, no, my birthday feast. :)



Yum! (roasted potatoes and carrots)



Yummier!! (bread braid from Wegmans)



Yummiest!!! (my mom's famous pot roast, baby!)

We were all stuffed after dinner. No one really had room for dessert, so it was good I planned bite-sized cookies and ice cream. Ice cream fits in the cracks. Here are our ice cream bowls. 



This was my bowl. Toph pulled through with the candle. I made a wish and it already came true! 



I made these cookies using a small daisy cutter and then I cut a little notch in each cookie before I baked them. I think these would be great with coffee too. We called them bowl huggers last night, but coffee mug huggers could be delicious too.



And then my little girl detached the hood from her jacket and put it on upside-down and backwards. So cute. 



My post tomorrow will feature my new birthday presents! Plus, my e-newsletter is going out tomorrow. If you don't currently receive a copy, sign up by clicking on the link on the right side of the homepage.

Have a sweet day!

Anne