Our eldest daughter Mylène turned 44 Saturday..and you know Lucas turned 14..Adamo 20 and Giuliana 18..:)
So everyone came and we celebrated them all.
Some recipes I made worth noting..
I made Sue's Raspberry Lemon buttercream cake..pictured w/ the 44..
Loved that I could freeze..then ice frozen:)
I also made a unique cake from Leite's Culinaria..
The icing was like none other I ever made.
This too I froze and iced frozen.
Both desserts went over well:)
For apps..I made 2 of Chris' recipes..
and her Feta Tomato Appetizer
Both of which I had made before and knew were very good.And EASY.
I made little black olive savory/ sweet shortbreads and even the boys liked them.
I like savory cookies w/ apps.
Dinner ..was a Rigatoni /Italian Sausage bake for the boys from Diane Morrisey..
and for us..a grilled Caesar sald..Diane Morrisey's half eggplant marinaras I already shared w/ you..and hot Italian grilled sausages.
Feeding 12 is not something I do regularly anymore:)
My son-in-law Alain orchestrated matching tshirts for the boys..I must admit this thrilled me:)
I hope they wear them at Christmas.
You can see how big these boys/men are getting..
Football Season has started for Oli and Noah..Noah is Offense:) Oli is running back...and wide receiver.
The first game was while I was prepping dinner..2-4..
20-0 they won.
Oli won MVP ..2 touchdowns..and Caroline took this pic.
of Max and Oli after the game.I ♥ it.He is appreciating his medal.
Actually Caroline took all the people pics..I don't even try lol..
First of all a bit busy..the weather was The PITS.
Brief sun periods..cold and torrential downpours.
So we apped outdoors and dined indoors.
Her phone camera is Google Pixel 3xl and she bought a pack of fab filters the 2 together=WOW.
I love all the great recipes I glean from everyone I encounter on IG..the web..
and I THANK everyone.
Zinnias have FINALLY started to bloom..4 o'clocks..
Tomatoes changing colors..globe zucchinis doing so well:)
Rose chafers ate most of the first batch of roses..second flush Japanese Beetles.
You have to wonder why I persist.
Summer..garlic..color..tomatoes..exercise..blooms..the miracle of growth..nurturing;)