My husband’s birthday was a week and half ago, but since we had 2 weekends of celebrating, I’m just now getting around to blogging about it. I’m doing 2 posts, because I want to talk about recipes and restaurant recommendations, and also what we did for fun. Overall, it was a big celebration, and would make for an extra extra long single post. So, on to the food:
For his actual birthday weekend, I made biscuits and sausage gravy on Saturday (pretty much the only time I ever make this. Sorry babe!), then my parents kept Davis that night so we could go on a date: shoe shopping, sushi, drinks, and a movie. We tried Sushi Guru for the first time and really enjoyed it! The sushi was really good, and certainly competition for Cowfish. Their cocktail menu is creative – we both tried drinks with ginger flavors. The drinks were good, but my only critique is they were just not cold enough. Regardless, we’ll go back for sure.
The next day, his actual birthday, we met my parents for breakfast at Cast Iron Waffles near our house. It was a much sweeter breakfast than we typically eat, but I think we’ll eat breakfast there again. It is quick, they have good coffee, and it was inexpensive. Plus they have gluten free waffles! Then we went to church, out for our regular Sunday lunch with Sarah, Jeremy, and the kids. Pie Five pizza, of course!
Davis and I gave Todd his presents , and that night I cooked dinner (grouper with caprese topping, cauliflower puree, and spinach salad with bacon dressing). Sidenote – anyone ever had the spinach salad from Angus Barn? It’s delicious, and if you like that, you’ll love this recipe from How Sweet Eats. I made a version of it, and bookmarked it for future meals. I also made a cheesecake, so my parents came over to help Todd eat his “birthday cake.”
This past weekend was an eventful one: friends in town at our house, a big flag football game, golf, and a cookout at my parents’ house. For the flag football game I just brought snacks and drinks for the kids and adults. That night we had a TON of food – I made WAY too much! Some of the guys played golf, then came over to my parents’ to eat dinner. I was thinking that since it was mostly guys, I’d need a ton of food. Can you say leftovers? Ha! We had guacamole and chips, my family’s recipe BBQ grilled chicken, Napa cabbage Asian salad, pasta salad, sweet potato fries, macarons, and my mom made a key lime cake. I wish I had a picture of the ridiculous amount of food!!
I’ll post about the football game tomorrow!