Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Hour

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After starting a Friday afternoon off with a cider tasting with dear friends you can’t very well just call it a night.  More plans must be made.  Especially when an important birthday has just passed without a celebration and several bottles of sparkling cider have just been purchased.

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We can’t let Tiffaney get away without a girlie birthday dinner!

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Unpictured: herby cheeeeese, mixed olives and crack-crackers.

Bigass roasted beet and apple salad with candied pecans and fresh orange juice dressing.

Butternut squash gnocchi with brown butter and sage from La Piola.

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And homemade birthday cake…complete with sour cherry buttercream. 

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Also unpictured (geeee, how did that happen?): mass quantities of Sea Cider.

Our potlucking skills have become excellent.  Talk about team effort!

Happy Birthday Tiffaney!!

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2 comments:

purlesque said...

My goodness. That cake looks DELICIOUS.

Recipe, please?

Jaime said...

Sadly, not my recipe to share! But I do know the cake was a basic sponge, and for the icing she fiddled with her favourite buttercream recipe and the juice from the jar of sour cherries. :)