Another birthday has come and gone…and with it delicious cake. Nate picked up this chocolate mousse cake from Mayfield Bakery for my big day yesterday. Perfectly moist chocolate cake layered with bittersweet chocolate mousse…and a few raspberries mixed in here and there, but not overpowering in flavor. Mmmmmm.
It was a good birthday. On Friday night a few friends held a little fête, where they gave me an adorable loaf pan and their favorite recipes. I am blessed to have such thoughtful, good friends. Yesterday we went on a picnic in Alameda, where we could look across the bay at San Francisco while we ate and enjoyed the sunshine. Then, after dinner, we ate this beautiful cake and the girls and Nate gave me a BIKE. I’m so excited about it! (In case you’re wondering, riding a bike is not like riding a bike…I’m a little scared to get on that thing after, oh, 15 years or so of not riding. If Cate can do it, I can…right?)
We ended the day with a babysitter coming over so Nate and I could go to a movie. All day people asked, “What are you going to do for your birthday?” And I would respond, “Nate and I are going to go see The Town.” EVERY time they said, “Oh, fun! What are you going to do in the city?” That movie name is confusing, people. The movie was a good shoot-em-up-and-end-up-rooting-for-the-bad-guy kind of film and had me thinking in a Boston accent for a few hours. The North End chase scene was awesome.
Enough about me, time to get to business!
- Going with my girls to a Muppets Kitchen event, cooking with those crazy puppets. Should be fun!
- Muffins of some sort
- Pasta Primavera
- Eat out after soccer
Now it’s your turn – share those menus, fancy or not! And have a wonderful week!