Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dad's Birthday Recap & a Recipe

A week ago today we celebrated my dad's birthday.
It's been so crazy since then that I haven't had a chance to post about it yet. 
It was a crazy week and of course my sister and I were busy getting ready to go out of town. But birthdays are big in our house. We always have a big family dinner, usually on a Sunday night so the grandparents can come. Since last year, we decided to celebrate on the actual day. I mean, why the heck not?!

Anyway, we're Italian and any chance we get to eat Italian food, we do.
So of course, for my dad's birthday dinner he wanted a pasta dish. Unfortunately I didn't actually get a picture of the pasta cause it was so yummy and we ate it all too fast.....ooops! 
The menu looked a little something like this -

- Wedge Salad with blue cheese & balsamic drizzle
- Rigatoni with Artichoke Tomato Sauce
- Sherbet Cake (recipe below)

The food was delicious. 
The conversation was fun.
The gifts were opened.
(of course we didn't get any pics of us....shame on me)
Overall I think he had a pretty good day :)

(we kind of got halfway through before realizing to take a sorry it looks a little torn up- ha)

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Katie said...

Let's be roommates so you can cook for me every night. Great!

Pop Champagne said...

ohh the cake looks delicious!!

Leslie said...

Yumm!! That menu alone sounds incredible. I need to celebrate birthdays with YOUR family ;)

Michelle P said...

Looks yummy!

Beauty Inspector said...

I remember first having this cake way back in the day when your mom made it for us. I think I was 16 or 17. It is sooooo good.

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

I could eat Italian food every day. And open gifts every day. That would be ok too.

Samantha Green said...

yumm, the sherbet cake sounds amazing!! :) xx

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a yummy looking dinner!! happy late birthday to your daddy

Paige said...

The sherbet cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ashley said...

Can I be invited to the next birthday in your Italian family?! That menu sounds AMAZE!!

and happy blogiversary a little late! so glad I "met" you.....soon for real life! :)

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ps- yum im starving

Janna Bogert said...

Happy Belated to your dad! Now I have to go eat breakfast, because that all looks YUMMY!