For his birthday cake, Philip asked for “something we haven’t had before.” Faith and Elizabeth decided on this Chocolate Hazelnut Tree Stump cake from Celebrate with Chocolate: Totally Over-the-Top Recipes by Marcel Desaulniers. Elizabeth made it and it turned out really well! It was delicious, too! More photos here.
Elizabeth requested a “high tea” for her birthday celebration. The beverage was Jasmine Tea and was served in her birthday teapot :-). More photos here.
The kiddos put on a lovely fare for Faith’s birthday breakfast: Spinach quiche, chocolate drizzled orange wedges, dark chocolate dipped strawberries, hand-squeezed orange-strawberry juice. More photos here.
Sarah requested a buffet breakfast, so the family enjoyed homemade cinnamon rolls and muffins, hard boiled eggs, toasted English muffins and bagels, and hand dipped fresh strawberries. For supper, Sarah requested a turkey dinner, so we enjoyed roasted turkey with stuffing and homemade turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, homemade rolls, and sweet potato casserole. We couldn’t find the sweet peas, so we were missing that! Iain made homemade lemonade to enjoy with the meal. Mommy and Daddy enjoyed a pleasant Pinot Noir, as well.
Maggie requested a biscuit breakfast, so we enjoyed homemade buttermilk biscuits with scrambled eggs and bacon, and homemade strawberry and raspberry preserves. For supper, Maggie requested a Filipino meal we call mikki which is a savoury chicken stir fry with carrots, cabbage, scallions, garlic, and pancit canton or “Chinese noodles,” served with white rice. Very delicious.