Thursday, October 15, 2009

What is the best way to celebrate your 60th Birthday?

You could start by inviting your best friend and his wife over for dinner...

begin the evening with some light hors d'oeuvres...
( brie with crackers and a mushroom-tart . I must say I did make a few corrections to the recipe when I made it 1. one should never roll out store- bought puff pastry as it ruins the buttery layers, so when making the tart make it the size of 1 sheet of puff pastry do not roll it any bigger. 2. It says to add 1 tsp of salt to the onions as they caramelize, but when you add salt it makes them sweat which will prevent them from caramelizing, so add the salt after. 3. Also, be sure when you are sauteing the mushrooms to saute it in batches. Put only enough to cover the bottom of your pan, if you add them all at once like it says the mushrooms will only sweat and prevent them from caramelizing properly. When you have sauteed them all you may then add them all back into the pan with the spinach. 4. I used Lively run goat cheese for the top. It is very mild goat cheese which can be found at Wegmans )

have your daughter cook you some of your favorite foods...
( chicken picata, baked potatoes and cesear salad)

~ Its not age that matters its attitude ~

and be sure to not forget about dessert...
( Raspberry pie and Tiramisu)

Happy Birthday Dad
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1 comment:

  1. The table and the food look lovely girls! Looks like it was a great way to celebrate a 60th birthday ! :)