It was busy and fun..
We decided to make raclette.Have you had it?
It's great fun..Lasts for hours.. cozy..warm..
My daughter brought a fabulous Turtle Chocolate Cheesecake.. That I did not photo because it was dark and we were in the middle of everything..
But it is sooo good..So good I am bringing the leftovers back to her tonight!
I had made a few cupcakes because I had adorable crowns from California..
and I had seen these Coco Chanel Cupcakes on the web..Such a cute post it was..
I just cut a template out and dusted the cupcakes with icing sugar..CC are also my dayghter's initials:)
I made Sushi Parfaits to begin dinner..
Forgot to sprinkle Nori bits before serving but they were still good.
My family said they liked them..From Food and Drink last year~
For just J and I..I add Wasabi to the guacamole layer.
They really are pretty and delicious.
We bought some wine that reminded us of our vist to Montepulciano(loved it)..
And now I like this wine..
I have kept a few corks from our trip..and have found many uses for them..Yesterday we identified the various sausages for the Raclette with them:)
They worked out perfectly.
I set the table with some favored dishes.. favorite napkin rings..:)a tablecloth from Tuscany..Fred's salt..some honey butter..our wine pitchers from Todi:)
It brought back lovely souvenirs..
The table is laden with trays of .. sausages..cheese,bread,small boiled potatoes,blanched asparagus, smoked salmon.. this time thanks to my friend Jojo..,dill, lemons, lots of small pickled things like beets and turnips and onions.. some red sliced onion.. sauerkraut..mustards.. It's a little feast..you grill on top and grill under in trays.One eats as much or as little as one wants..It's hard to eat little though.
It was so cute to see Lulu proudly accompanying me with his mommy's birthday cake lit..(That he helped bake)singing "Happy Birthday To You Mommy"!
He's 3.. and it must have been 10 pm by then:) He's our little Nite Owl~
The other two were fast asleep..