I love that song..
we celebrated 2 birthdays this weekend and one of my daughters cards to me had Forever Young on the cover..
I still miss this show..
Notre bébé..turns 41 the 21rst..
We always always have such a nice time when we are all together.
We eat way too much..:) But who cares? From cheesies (my weakness)..to amazing apps and main courses and salads and desserts..and wine.
Sounds awful to say we eat too much when so many have nothing.
But I am a blogger who talks only about the good stuff in my life..:)
I leave out the rest..on purpose.I just don't want anyone thinking perfect exists.
The cards♥ Each and every one from my family and friends.
The Littles all made cards.. Olivier was so happy to give me one ..w/ all the writing..en lettres attachées..and he wrote Monique lol not nana.
God Bless Children.
From afar and close by..
snail mail warms the heart in more ways than one for some reason.
Caroline brought a crowd size delish app..
Baked cheese w/ a type of bruschetta topping w/ a balsamic glaze..:)
Mylène served shrimp apps and this meal..
all components are keepers..
Main..is here..Ricardo..M used Pork..DEELICIOUS
Potatoes..here..I will use a crock pot to reheat and keep warm..novel.Stovetop can scortch..Fred looked at the Crock Pot and said:"You're using a crockpot ? Don't let Max see this;)"..For all of you who watch THIS IS US..you will get it.
Salad..here... see a variation below..I only had Chioggias and feta.
The carrots..I even brought home..
I made Ina's choco cake..
the cake topper was made w/ a printable alphabet from Nathalie Malan Studios.I thanked her.
I DID NOT USE INAS FROSTING!! I USED ANOTHER AND ADDED 1/4 CUP OF CRISCO!!
and a pie..
the pie was so so..the saving grace.. the Scrabble cookie cutter letters:)
We are..were actually.. ..Scrabblers;)
On IG I had seen a pie top done entirely w/ Scrabble letters and that led me to the hunt..
they come in a cute cute metal Scrabble tin.
They were so $$ when I started my search..lo and behold..on Ebay someone received some as a gift and had not need for them.Such a nice EBAYER..UK:)Much more affordable to me.
I was excited to make the crust decorated this way.
Do you notice a cute theme above? I have "known" Susan..for over 17 yrs now through the net..
we exchange Christmas and Birthday gifts.
I must admit..the fun that pops out of her boxes..is pretty amazing.
La Poule pillow..card..stamp..potholder..egg cup warmers:)Cookie cutter..so creative..so perfect.So thoughtful.
I was the grateful recipient of lovely items that will pop up here..at one point I am certain.
one of them is a glass w/ an inscription..;) A cute inscription.. a tomato server w/ and inscription and a spoon w/ an inscription.
I love words..always have ..quotes..books..by the way..Child is good so far..
I love this pic..s.. Jacques built outdoor dollhouses for our girls when we moved..this is the second one..the first was an A frame..
the Littles on our crescent did plays and things..in it..like a stage..she must be 5 here..Little Red Riding Hood:)
No computers..just make believe outside and inside..with what they had~
I loved their rooms..they smelled so good..I used to wallpaper everything..:) A friend's mom has stitched the Sunbonnet Sue quilts..see the Strawberry Shortcake pillow?:)4 maybe she was..
Remember the wool ribbons? And gingham and lace..and pig tails and dirty faces?
Those were the best years of my life..I wasn't working yet..just home w/ my girls playing house..in my 20's..imagine.
I do recommend this salad as I am pretty nuts about beet salads and have posted many through the years..
Very very good.
You can use spinach or mesclun or arugula..whatever..
I added the juice/oil of the roasted beets to the dressing..
Anything seems to go:)
I hope you enjoy it too.
Have a lovely week~