My birthday was lovely. Chris spoiled me with a lovely 'Trek' bike (which I haven't had a chance to ride yet). So spoiled. I am excited to start my fitness regime riding to work.
Our Family Kung Fu party was lovely. It was so much fun. We had 23 guests - and I think that everyone had a really great time. I love to entertain like that. I love everything from setting the tables, to putting the plates and napkins out, to doing the goody bags for the kids. My only regret - was that I didn't take nearly enough pictures that day. It was hot that day - oh thank goodness it didn't rain.
On the menu:
Mini turkey burgers with havarti cheese - I ordered mini hamburger buns from Art's Bakery on Burnside - they were so cute - and delicious.
Mini hot dogs
Grilled pizzas - pesto, figs, goat cheese and pine nuts - tomato with basil - and 3 cheese
Chicken skewers - with plain yogurt, lemon and garlic
Sirloin skewers - marinated in orange juice and soya sauce and garlic
Greek orzo salad
Homemade cupcakes made by Rosalyn (a friend at work) - so fun!!!! And so delicious.
After our party - we went to a watch Unleash the Archers. Maybe not my style of music - but so much fun!
The following week, included a quick trip to East Sooke Park for a picnic and a little walk with the pups. And then off to Point Roberts. Oh how I love Point Roberts.
My definition of Point Roberts is - pure relaxation. I typically say that there isn't really anything to do there - so R&R is what you are able to perfect on your visit. It's always a treat to spend time with my nephews - I just wish that I had a little more 1:1 time with them. Chris enjoyed himself too - he had lots of naps and enjoyed more than a few Henry Weinhard's. Yumma.
We spent a day with my nephews and my sister at Playland. It's been so many years since I've been on any sort of rides. And we indulged on many. I was impressed that I didn't wet them.
My good friend Jocelyn with her daughter, Brenna, joined us at the Point for the last weekend. It was such a nice visit with them. We figured it had been 10 years since they had been there. Jules did an appy get together for all of her neighbours - I did the food - Jocelyn helped so much. She also showed me how to make pizza on the grill - homemade pizza dough!!! I can't wait to share this recipe with you.
I made a lovely cobbler from scratch one night - my mom and I made the recipe up as we went and it turned out so well.
As I sit here in my living room - typing out my deepest darkests (well not really) I am feeling truly blessed and feel very fortunate. My thoughts are with a high school friend for the loss of her son, for my co-worker for a quick recovery from a bad accident and for Heidi and Michael for having to deal with a sick pup.
Drop me a line and tell me what you have been up to. What have you been cooking? I think that we're in need for a contest soon - I have some treats that I'd love to share.
Hope you're all well.