Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Husband!

Aaron turned 28 on Saturday May 9, and we celebrated with a Birthday Bonanza Weekend! Here was the weekend schedule:

Thursday: We go to a small group every Thursday night. I offered to bring snacks so I could bring Aaron's favorites including White Trash on a Stick, Salami, Prociutto, veggies with hummus, cheeses, baguette, tomato bruchetta and cupcakes. Yes, there were four forms of pork. This was especially funny since the theme for our discussion that night was "The Bible and Anti-Semitism." So we weren't so kosher on Jewish night.
Friday night: I took Aaron out for some Sushi and we had mini apple pies at home and watched a movie from our Netflix.

Saturday: The afternoon was spent at Dodger Stadium to watch the Dodger's kick the Giants rear ends.
For dinner we had a few friends over for a BBQ. Our apartment has a grill in the courtyard and some nice entertaining space.

We had skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, smashed red potatos, brussel sprouts with bacon and salad. For dessert we had angel food cake with mixed berries and handmade whipped cream.
I was soooo proud of myself for pulling this off with very little stress and work. I planned ahead - even making the potatoes two days prior and just putting them in the slow cooker a few hours before the party. I was sitting down reading a magazine before the guests arrived!


Peggy said...

I am pleased to hear you are using your facilities. Butch better watch out - that grillin' looks pretty good.

BruceandBarbara said...

Happy Birthday, Aaron! What a perfect time starting with Thursday! You could be a party planner...well, you already are you just don't get paid for it! What are smashed red potatoes?

Emily Valko said...

Instead of "mashed potatoes" I often maked "smashed potatoes." You leave the skin on. The red skin potatoes are very thin but just add texture (and saves you time on peeling). Also "smashed" means it doesn't have to be perfectly smooth.

I also add sour cream and fresh chopped chives.

Heidi said...

I seriously do not know how I missed this post... Oh, Heidi!!! Well, the table looked super cute!! I love the sitting down reading a mag part, I need to take notes from you. If I ever miss an important post again, just give me a nudge, sometimes I need one!! ; )