I don't think we've had a "normal" day since before the big snow earlier this month.
I do love my routine, perhaps a bit too much.
Today is my husband's birthday!
We will be busy at the church today, so we had a family birthday dinner for him last night.
I purposely scheduled a "stay at home" day yesterday so I could gather my wits about me,
get some things done at home, and spend the afternoon in the kitchen.
I love stay at home days!
I started the birthday dinner prep by setting the table.
I finally got a chance to use the new tablecloth I picked up at TJMaxx some months ago.
I love the tablecloth and I enjoy setting the table special for the people I love.
I cooked all afternoon, which I also enjoy.
It satisfied both my need for creativity, and with worship music playing in the background it
was therapeutic and comforting after a hectic couple of weeks.
I thought it would be fun to serve our dinner in courses.
(I don't think we've ever done that with the grandkids before.)
The first course was a homemade cream of asparagus soup.
(This was a spur of the moment idea after I found a bunch of limp asparagus in the refrigerator that needed to be used up. Most everyone loved it, even the grandkids!)
Then we had a spinach salad with pear, feta cheese, candied walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette.
We also had homemade french bread using my favorite recipe from Dreamy Whites.
The main course was roast beef, salmon, mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted carrots, and mashed sweet potatoes for the grand girlie that doesn't like white potatoes.
The dessert was warm berry crisp with vanilla ice cream.
But the birthday boy who had to have a sugar free pie from the bakery
topped with a scoop of sugar free ice cream.
He said it was very good.
We all had a great day!
Well, it's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a BLESSED weekend!