Hello and a good Monday to you all. How was your weekend? Relaxing? Quiet? Busy? I hope you had a chance to not do anything for a bit. For us it was a very quiet weekend, and for me – it was a very relaxing weekend. That’s because it was my birthday last Friday and all I asked of my family is lunch and dinner to be taken care of and not by takeout 😝 . I also asked if I could celebrate my birthday for three days 😁 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday! I am happy to report the family obliged and treated me to homemade lunches and dinners and let me just relax all weekend long. I did some gardening, took long afternoon naps, read and browsed a lot 😁. I had a lovely brunch up in the veggie patch on Friday. Then in the evening the twins made dinner. It really was a perfect birthday and I couldn’t ask for anything more 🥰😘💕❤️
Brunch in the Veggie Patch
Since it was a warm day last Friday I had veggie sandwich and salad with dessert of mango with cream and saffron honey 😋with fresh berries, and carrot muffins 😋 . I even got an ice cold mocktail and homemade bouquet delivered to me up in the veggie patch!
Birthday Brunch in the Veggie Patch Menu
Birthday Dinner and Cake
For dinner I asked for a simple pasta made with delicious summer tomatoes, salad, and garlic bread. This time of year tomatoes are so flavorful that I love to cook with them and what better dish to show these off than in a classic tomato pasta. As for the cake, I had been eyeing this beautiful white chocolate blackberry cake on Instagram for months but was too intimidated to try and make it, instead I asked my eldest daughter who is our designated baker if she would make it for my birthday, and she did!
Birthday Dinner & Cake Menu
Sunday Night Dinner
On Sunday Rani volunteered to make dinner! After a weekend of indulging we opted for a more simple menu of soup accompanied with cheddar parmesan and caramelized onion baguette.
Sunday Night Soup Menu
Everything was delicious!! The pasta, garlic bread, salads, sandwiches and soup are a breeze to make and takes advantage of all the summertime veggies in abundance right now. For delicious fresh from the farm menus give these menus a try!
Wishing you a fabulous week ahead!