Someone had a birthday this past Saturday. June use to be the month in our family that was chock full of birthdays and other celebrations. I use to cringe at the thought of June coming, but now it is the month of December. Between family and friends there are 8 or 9 birthdays this month! Cyrous turned 24 this past Saturday, and we decided to have a dinner birthday party for him. First though, there has to be some present opening. Caitlin bought him a beer making kit. Looks like that could be a fun project for him.
Caitlin made him a carrot cake from this book. It had a few ingredients in it that you would not expect, which made it fun, like a tablespoon of cocoa powder, and no nuts what so ever. The frosting was also not traditional, it had melted white chocolate along with cream cheese and sour cream. Pretty good I must say!
This is one of Cyrous' favorite dinners, chicken with fennel and olives. I blogged about it before, so it may look familiar. It was a super good batch, and the chicken was so moist!
A little winter salad, with Cara Cara oranges and arugula.
Joint candle lighting effort. Not pictured and standing next to me were his parents. I wish I had snapped a photo of them with the birthday boy.
Happy Birthday Cyrous