Sunday, January 24, 2010

HAPPY 36TH BIRTHDAY SCOTT!

The day started with a present from Ava…sleeping in until 8 am!  I don’t think we’ve stayed in bed that late in over a year.  (Even pre-Ava, we were pretty early risers.)

After a 4 mile run, we came home to a fun breakfast of Mickey pancakes.  Remember this from the Christmas post?  It was actually a gift for Ava, but I think Scott had much more fun with it.  DSC01470

The “pancakes” were more like a cross between a waffle and pancake.  Mmmm…yummy…and Ava enjoyed one too.

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For his birthday dinner, Scott wanted homemade crab cakes.  I’m fairly useless in the kitchen due to my mangled index finger kitchen disaster, so Scott was a champ and made his own birthday dinner.

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I was able to contribute by sauteeing the Southern Greens.  (A bag of pre-chopped collards and mustard greens from Trader Joes.)  Left handededly prepared with chicken broth, shallot, a bit of butter and S/P.

For the crab cake and fennel slaw recipes, see here.

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Crabby goodness, nom, nom, nom.

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One of our favorite reds.

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And the hot chocolate lava cake that I made using only my left hand.  Impressive, right?

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OK, Mr. Trader Joe may have helped me just a bit.  These were spectacular! They would be great for a dinner party if you don’t want to slave over dessert. 

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We actually ate this meal Friday night because our wonderful friends took us to dinner last night to celebrate.  Thanks John and Renee!

Happy birthday, my love!

7 comments:

  1. Awe... Happy B-Day Scott!

    I love it when my daughter sleeps past 7am... such a pleasent suprise!

    Hope your finger is doing better!

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  2. I love fennel...that salad looks delicious:)
    Happy Birthday to your hubby...

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  3. Happy Birthday to your husband. Pancakes, cute! Lava cakes: mental note for next TJ's trip! thanks

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  4. Such cute pancakes! (Ava is much cuter though, what a peanut!)

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  5. awwww Ava is precious!

    I love crab cakes. Good dinner choice.

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  6. Those crab cakes look delicious! And the pancakes are adorable but not as adorable as Ava :)

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