A few weeks ago I celebrated my birthday and had a couple of outstanding meals which I thought I would share with you. The first was on my birthday at dinner with my friends Ted and Judy (you remember them, the fabulous chefs….)
Ted bought 4 live lobsters and between them made the most fabulous lobster pasta I have ever had. I promise I am not just saying that because they will read this blog. It truly was a meal fit for a queen (that would be me that night I think as that’s what I was made to feel like).
Here are some pix of the meal and the process involved. Keep reading though as the second birthday meal was equally wonderful and quite a surprise!
Here is a list of ingredients and a basic idea of how it was made:
4 lobster boiled then sautéed in a bit of butter and garlic – I know I know butter…but it was my birthday 😉
Snap peas, blanched baby spinach and roasted grape tomatoes with garlic and olive oil
Put all together and finish with a bit of chopped parsley and fresh ground pepper
Next on the list of birthday celebrations…
I had planned a lunch with my oldest friend Fern (friends since we were 8 years old). We were going to try a new Dim Sum place around the neighbourhood where we grew up. We arrived and I thought I heard her say table for 6 but didn’t think anything of it until I saw Deena who was also one of my BFF’s growing up (again since we were 8 years old). I look around and realize there are other settings at the table and lo and behold in comes Marla, Nadine and Penny – 3 more of my childhood BFF girlfriends!
Well that was a lunch to remember – we recounted our childhoods in detail reminding each other of how bad we all were and the fun we had. We sat and stuffed ourselves with amazing Dim Sum for over 3 hours!!!! Kudos to Fern for organizing and I have to say it was so much fun seeing everyone and finding out what each one is doing. What a wonderful afternoon. Now, while the excuse was to surprise me for my birthday – we all pretty much had birthdays within 6 months of the event so it was decided it was an all around birthday celebration! Fern even supplied the “minutes of the meeting” Too funny!!!! See below:
Now that’s a Birthday Celebration!!! Thank you everyone!