Friday, January 19, 2007


Look at these gigantic artichokes we found when my parents were visiting.

My family has always loved artichokes. We even served them for dinner at the fancy meal we had at home before my senior prom. I also served them to the Frayed Edges once. It seems like not too many people actually fix them at home. I introduced them to my husband too.

I had another meal planned when we found the artichokes, so we quickly switched the menu to:

Artichokes with Lemon Butter
Peel and Eat Shrimp
Puff Pastry Brie Bites

So delish! Who needs an entree?!

I had to steam them in my big lobster pot and they still barely squeezed in.

Tomorrow night Jeff and I are going to our neighborhood "winter social." It's a semi formal event and I even gave myself a fresh pedicure last night. And speaking of delish... there are supposed to be "heavey appetizers." I hope they are tastey and there better be some desserts and maybe even some candles since it's my birthday too.


Dale Anne Potter said...


Diane Perin said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fun outing and lots of love from family and friends. Oh yeah, and chocolate too!

Beate Knappe said...

happy Birthday!!!! and fun fun fun

Anonymous said...

Hippo Birdy!! Artichokes are Mia's fave food and we haven't had them in a while. Yum! I love a finger food meal.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful time at the party and you get lots of hugs and kisses from Benjamin and Claire.


Sarah Ann Smith said...

EGADS!!!!!! Shriek! Horrors! How did that creep up on me so fast? OK, we are reverting to Sarah's tradition of "extended" (formerly known as belated) birthdays........

Have a WONDERFUL one, and I still LOVE LOVE LOVE my very own, personal, wonderful artichoke in my book! I'm teaching tomorrow (Sat.) but will try to blog it for you and your readers...will let you know when I get it on the blog,

Cheers and many happies!

Hugs, Sarah

Terry Grant said...

Mmmmmm--love artichokes—and they are so pretty. Have a wonderful birthday!

Anonymous said...

Alles gut zum Geburtstag! (Best wishes on your birthday!)

kathy said...

happy Birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

Yummmmmm....artychokes!! Love um. Happy, happy birthday!!!!! So nice of the neighborhood to celebrate your birthday!!


Shelina said...

Happy belated birthday Deborah. Hope it was a great one!