My birthday was on Sunday.
We had a family gathering/dinner to celebrate.
We were so busy cooking that I didn't get ANY photos. Which I'm really sad about. Luckily, these flowers are hearty, and survived a two hour car trip in my lap to our basement apartment in Los Alamos, so I was able to photograph them this morning. I bought these flowers from Costco, (Does anyone know what kind these are? They have a strong smell that reminds me of peppermint.) and vases and rocks from Target.
OK, now just imagine with me as I explain what it looked like. The table is oval shaped, and seats six, though we seated eight for this dinner. The tablecloth was red linen (I think). We had round bamboo place mats, and we used Jane's stoneware (circular, orange in the center, red surrounding...). Now, imagine that with two of these flower arrangements as the centerpieces. It was beautiful.
Boneless Buffalo Wings (Buffalo Hot Sauce, Bobby Flay's Spicy Sauce, and BBQ sauce)
Soft Pretzels (Salted and Cinnamon Sugar)
Summer Berry Salad w/ Poppy Seed Dressing
Bluebell (Homemade Vanilla) Ice Cream
Assorted toppings (fruit, chocolate, candied nuts...)
Izze sodas (Blackberry, Clementine, Grapefruit)
Recipes to come!