Thursday, October 22, 2009

Its all about...me

I was more than willing to let this birthday pass without much pomp and circumstance, I did know that Jon would treat me like the queen that I am(hey he said it, so I'm running with it!). I was pleasantly surprised when my sister gave me a sweet birthday blog post, thanks Tami. After spending the day just being with my family it was time for my birthday meal.
Jon cooked, Grace and Willy helped.Avery put himself in charge of taste testing. He can't help him self when there is shrimp scampi on the menu!
Willy set the table, with a bit of direction from Grace, she told him to flip the knives over. We go back and forth with the knife thing, the blade edges are to face the plate, but the writing on the blade faces up and we don't want to be trying to read sideways. What would you do?
Willy gave a lesson in proper silverware usage "work your way in."
The sparkling cider was chilled and the salad tossed.
Willy dished up the shrimp scampi (Ave is already at the table by now).Grace dished up the tenderloin tips and mushrooms.
My feast is ready, and I will tell you, I felt like Astro when George Jetson was shrunk and Astro kept saying "rook at the rimp-rook at the rimp" over and over again. But just LOOK AT THE SHRIMP!!! I love shrimp, and Jon made 2 kinds. And the mashed skin on baby red potatoes, mmm~mm. Amazing!!!
How sweet it is! Now you will understand where the queen status comes from.
Thats right, I'll be cooking with Wolfgang(he even signed the box they came in)! Then it was onto dessert, I will share that later. It was a very special day.

11 comments:

Brenda said...

Very sweet family!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How sweet! A very happy birthday to you!! Blessings,Kathleen

Tami said...

What a beautiful feast. Your children are so good to you. I loved that J. was there to celebrate as well.
I'm amazed how quickly they grow. It seems only yesterday those adult looking people at your table were mere toddlers.
I'm glad your birthday was a special treat. You deserve it Queen of the castle.

Tessa Nelson said...

that looks so awesome!!! You have a wonderful family and they love you so much. sweet. I can't wait to see what you had for dessert!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful, thoughtful family you have. I am so glad you shared your day in pictures with us.

sewtakeahike said...

Happy belated birthday queen Jody!! Thank-you for posting about your wonderful day and meal. You have a fabulously handsome family!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

First of all Happy Birthday Jody! With that away...I'm so jealous of your meal. :) I totally love shrimp scampi! blessings, marlene

Oz Girl said...

A very happy belated birthday to the queen! What a fantabulous feast, and how special your family made all that just for you... and that marvelous new cookware too! Woohoo!!

Your comment on my blog about the kids helping you with your jam made me laugh out loud! :)

DayPhoto said...

What a nice birthday meal...fit for a Queen!

Happy Birthday!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Barb said...

Happy Birthday way late. I'm working on your birthday still. Am I ever on time?? That shrimp looks so good! And they cooked it for you!!!!!!! I'm looking forward to dessert too...

abroadermark said...

I'm wondering how I missed this post cuz I've been keeping an eye out for new stuff from you. Ah well, I'm glad I saw it today. And I'm happy to know that you, sweet Queen Jody Blue, had such a delightful birthday! What a wonderful, loving, family you have!