Happy Birthday Party I!

April 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I had company this past weekend, family actually. We have started a new tradition. Twice a year we get together to have a birthday celebration. In April we celebrate all the birthdays in January-June, and in August we celebrate July-December. Notice that both of our parties are in the summer-we like summer. Of course there aren’t any gifts, or candles, or birthday signs, it’s really just an excuse to get together!

We sent several e-mails back and forth while deciding on what to bring to this bi-annual event. Here is the run-down of our festive dinner party.

The Bi-Annual Birthday Party Menu

Blue Hostess Apron

Blue Hostess Apron

Appetizers: Ceviche and Guac with Chips

Marinated and Grilled Beef and Chicken

Avocado-Rice Salad

Black Bean and Quinoa salad

Mediterranean Penne Pasta Salad

Desserts:

Bannana Pudding

Grandmother’s Famous Cheesecake

Six-Layer Coconut Cake with Passion Fruit Filling

We also had some guests bring some amazing homemade tamales and some grilled stuffed jalapenos-Oh so good!

Notice we’re as strong on the desserts as we are on the saladsJ. The cooking is done by all of us (women, that is), because we enjoy cooking together. The Black Bean-Quinoa Salad, as well as the Coconut Cake, are from Food and Wine Magazine. These are just some of our favorite salads and desserts. Yes, we had lots to eat; but what’s a celebration without your favorite food?

Happy Birthday to those in party I!

~Karin~

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