Four of us have birthdays within 8 weeks of each other, which can and does make for a lot of partying. The biggest party of the season (so far) took place on a beautiful spring Saturday. It began with a meal.
In the foreground is Susan’s baby artichoke & green bean salad. At the very top are my two cornbread dishes stuffed with spinach, lentils, octopus, feta. Both were a great hit, healthy though they mostly were. The dishes in the middle (a collaborative effort–I gave the orders and Jesse followed) made no health claims yet still earned a healthy welcome–bacon, banana beignets, and oatmeal & apple pancakes.
The potica was delicious but also highly photogenic, as this more intimate view reveals.
At some point there was also a toast to everyone’s birthday, presents, hugs, a walk, a nap, more hugs, and–I wouldn’t believe it had I not seen it with my own eyes–ice cream. Fabulous day!