Birthday Love

It turns out that when you don’t post on your blog in 8 months, a lot of things happen.  So the little cutie on the top right was born, then the handsome guy in the bottom right corner had a birthday (hence the lobster and the cake), and the little guy on the top left…

Spinach Bacon Quiche

I honestly try to be healthy.  Really, I do.  But sometimes you try a million (or maybe actually only 6) really healthy recipes, then try one slightly less healthy recipe, and the one with heavy cream is just remarkably tastier.  Remarkably. That’s my quiche story.  We have 8 chickens, and thus we have 5-6 eggs…

Snow Day Salad?

Snow days don’t automatically bring to mind memories of great salads, right?  Right.  But I plan our meals a week at a time, so it just happened that we had one recipe left when we found ourselves snowed in for the weekend–Spinach and Barley Salad with Grilled Pork (a la Country Living).     I know,…

Blueberry Cake with Lemon Buttercream Icing

Okay, so mid-November ’tis not the season for blueberries and lemon buttercream, but Scott’s mom recently found this recipe and passed it on to me.  I couldn’t resist trying it out as soon as possible. The occasion?  Birthdays, of course.  There were a few birthdays among our friends, and our favorite almost one-year-old is on…

Birthday Week Menu

Okay, I sadly don’t have time to write an in-depth post about every meal in Scott’s birthday week.  But I do have time to tell you what recipes we used.  Not one was a loser. And who gets the credit for this tasty menu?  Scott.  Birthday boy picks birthday food.  His birthday week always includes…

Niçoise Salad

At our house, we try to buy birthday gifts without going hog wild (read: we don’t to spend our life savings on birthday presents, not even for ourselves).  But there are still good things to be had for your birthday.  During birthday week, you get to pick the menu for dinner every night, you get…