Monday, November 18, 2013

The Dad's Birthday Dinner

I'm back.  I think.  I could devote an entire post to rambling about what I've been doing, but I'm behind on my pictures, so on with the show.

Before I disappeared, I mentioned the dinner that my sister and brother-in-law put together for The Dad's birthday.  This is that dinner, in photos.   Drinks, appetizers, dinner, dessert, and the fam.

Let's start with the table.

 Do the napkins look familiar?
They're the ones I embroidered that my sister ended up with at our Christmas gift exchange last year.

Speaking of homemade gifts, have I posted pictures of the Nuts & Bolts Monogram in its forever home before?

And the kid table, of course.

Onto the drinks.
The girls drank champagne and the boys had Pepper Jelly Margarita.

Next up, the appetizers.

Boy talk.

The main event.
I'll link to the recipes she made.
Uh-mazing dinner.

You're drooling, right?
Sooo good.

Okay, so I posted this pie already, but here's another look.
One of my new faves, the Banoffee Pie.

Hang time.

Present time.


I spy another DIY Christmas gift.

And last, The Mom, chillin'.

Nothin' quite like bein' MIA for a week and then comin' back to shove 900 pictures down your throat, eh?
I didn't take any pictures while I was gone.
 Until Saturday night.
My sister had her annual Fall party.
Oh dear lord, the food.
You just wait.
I also made a new pumpkin bread recipe that is bomb diggity, so if there's any left by this afternoon, I'll get some pics and post the recipe.
So.  Good.
Annnnd, I got a weekly menu put together for the first time in, I don't know how long.
Plenty of food posts in the near future and I'll post the menu, like the good old days.
Thanks for givin' me the week off.
We needed it.

Please check out my sidebar for the parties I link up to.


  1. What a beautiful dinner. Your setting and home look amazing in the photos. The shots of the brussell sprouts start a craving for me! Nice work.

  2. Welcome back! You guys are so fancy with your cheese plates & fancy drinks. I love it (and need to add that to my party list).

  3. I have been 'gone crazy' too! ha ha... your family is awesome, Mindy! You guys really know how to live it up. The food looks fantastic!

  4. Thank you, Susan. I can't take credit for the pretty house, though. It's my sister's. :)

  5. What a fun week+ you have had. Glad Dad's birthday was a success. I love seeing all your family pictures. Now- don't be gone so long next time- xo Diana

  6. Well, you deserve a week off every now and then. I hope you had a nice break. The Dad's dinner looks awesome and everything else looks so homey and sweet. Love it!

  7. No problem!!! Was worried about you but then I figured you were just taking some time...not like you have been busy or anything..HA! So that meal did have me drooling and I would like to make that like right now!!! Love the shots of your fam!!! You guys always know how to throw a party!!! You take care...cant wait to see more food! I like food!!!

  8. Wow, what a great party--the food and flowers all look gorgeous! It's gotta be fun cooking now in your new kitchen! Glad you could take some time off, too.

  9. Made me think that when we have people round I should really make more effort! It all looked so lovely, happy birthday to 'the Dad' glad you're back!

  10. Glad you're back!! Your family has the most awesome food at your get togethers!! I drool just reading them!!!

    1. Thanks, Debbie! It doesn't hurt my feelings that my sister and BIL can cook. :)


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