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Joyfully married May 15, 2010, living in Troy, AL, Engineer and Pharmacist, "parents" of sweet puppy Gidget...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy (almost) birthday R!

Ok, so by now we all know that I'm terrible at keeping up with this blog. At least I get around to it when I think about it and have something to write about! It has been a lovely spring/summerish day complete with spring showers but it has been fun and productive. After a nice walk with the pup and a fun lunch with a sweet friend and her little one I braved Walmart and a local grocery mart to come up with R's birthday dinner. I will be testing out some food network and Pinterest recipes tonight so I'll have to let you know how that goes. (maybe I'll get to it in the next 2 months :)) 

Here is the menu: 
- Filet mignon (my man loves his red meat and this seems that a no-fail option) I will be pan-searing it based on a recipe from Food Network that seems easy and fool-proof 
- Sauteed asparagus 
- Either garlic mashed red potatoes or roasted red potatoes (I haven't decided yet) 
- Crunchy bread 
- And the part I'm most excited about... WAFFLE ICE CREAM FUDGE CAKE!!! 

 OK, so I made up the name but basically it is cake mix cooked on the waffle iron with ice cream between 2 waffled pieces and topped with my Mamaw's hot fudge (I made it but per her recipe, although hers is probably better by a long shot!) 
 We may have to fast from now until Easter after eating all of this but I like a good dinner celebration. His birthday is actually later in the week but between work and family celebrations, this was the best night for our own little party. I can't wait for him to get home so we can have our special dinner and I can give him his gift! I am like a little kid and it has been so hard not to give it to him for the past week!!! I hope you are all having a fabulous week and enjoying this warm/summer weather (in April!).