Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Birthday Dinner

Sorry it has taken so long to post these pictures from my birthday party. It has been pretty busy here the past week. We had my whole family over at my parents house and it was a blast! My mom made this special Marie Antoinette cake just for me. It was strawberry cake with fresh strawberries on the inside. I loved it.


Tom (husband) as you may or may not know is Italian, so for my birthday dinner I asked him to make me a huge spread of good and authentic Italian food. I was able to snap some pictures while it was being prepared. In addition to these pictures he also prepared two different sauces or "gravy" as they call it. One sauce was a bolognese with homemade meatballs and the other was a cream based tomato vodka sauce. Both were to die for. He also steamed some fresh mussels just for me since I love these. I actually think that Tom and I are the only ones that enjoy these but we love all seafood.










To top off the pasta is my favorite ingredients all together....Roasted red peppers, eggplant, pine nuts, and sun dried tomatoes...
Add a homemade fresh Caesar salad and what more could this girl have asked for???





These are the fried mozzarella balls that we had as our appetizer. They are made of fresh ricotta and smoked mozzarella. This is actually Giada's recipe from "Everyday Italian". They were by far the hit of the party and I would recommend for all of you to try them. They are divine!
More pictures to come of my gifts.... Also, thanks so much Jamie for sending me a special birthday post on your blog. -Kitty

6 comments:

Jamie said...

Wow, Nerm, what a beautiful cake! I am SO impressed! Forget my silly little snacks, you can decorate cakes!!!

Kitty, your birthday sounded wonderful, the food looked delicious! Thanks for posting pictures!

Elizabeth said...

The cake is darling!! Sounds and looks like you had a blast!!

aunt Gail said...

The food was as good as it looks. Tommy can come cook for me anytime. Okay, Nerm, I expect a great cake for my birthday too! It was a great party and I am sooo glad I got to come. Love you both loads.

Victoria Lynn said...

Yum! I love Italian! It all looks so good! And that cake looks so pretty and sounds delicious...I love strawberries! Well Kitty, I hope you are having a Happy Birthday week...and month! (I like to call it my birthday month) Blessings, Victoria Lynn

Donna Lynn said...

My oh my, I am never going to be able to come over for dinner now, I would blow up and explode I would eat so much! You are so blessed to be in love with a Italian man, a man who cooks? Never knew one of those, where do you buy one? Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing the beautiful food with us...

Wen said...

I have been waiting all week for the pictures from your party to be posted. Tom rocked out in the kitchen, that is a fact! The fried chesse balls were out of control yummy! We had a great time, so happy that we could all be together. However, I think you need to post some pictures of not only your gifts but also of everyone that was there. I love you kitty, hope it was a great weekend for you!

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