Sunday, August 8, 2010

Birthday Celebration For Mike

Our daughter Katie and her husband Chris came home yesterday to visit. They live in the big city. I always love to have them come and this time I did not have to cook one meal. (how did that happen?) Chris is an excellent cook and he had Mike's birthday meal all planned down to the dessert and the wonderful tasting  root beer to drink.The menu was as follows:

Marinated  T-Bone Steak with grilled mushrooms
Pesto Chicken Breast (made with Picholine French olive oil)
Garlic Parmesan Green Beans (fresh beans from the garden)
Grilled Red Potatoes with basil vinaigrette
Corn on the Cob (grilled in the husk)
Fresh sliced garden tomatoes smeared with Pesto Sauce
Strawberry Custard ice cream
Pecan Custard ice cream (and each served with a hot fudge sauce and mixed nuts)
Hank's Gourmet Root Beer

Oh my goodness, it tasted so good. I think we all ate until we could not find any more room to hold it. (well I did save some room for dessert.) They also brought presents and  we watched as Mike opened his birthday gift bag. Katie made her dad a very creative box to hold extra cash for a 'windshield fund.' His work car needs a new windshield and they made a nice donation to Mike's box to save for one. I loved the added touch of using a real map for the paper and the little semi-truck for the front. (imagine that)  :D  It was a nice evening of visiting and watching a baseball game.

This morning we drove to my mother's house and picked her up and then we met Mike's parents at a  restaurant in town. Katie wanted to see all of her grandparents so it worked out well to meet for breakfast. It was a very nice morning and we got caught up on all the news of everyone's life. Family means so much and it seems that everyone gets so busy that time passes quickly and before you realize it you haven't seen them for awhile. We hope to do this again very soon. Everyone had a blessed time.

Happy Birthday Mike! Wishing you a great day!

 Windshield fund can made by Kate.

Mike's mom, step-dad and Katie.

My mom and Katie.

 Our son-in-law Chris and Mike.

Mom, myself and Katie.


  1. Sounds like a sweet time. Nothing better than spending time with family.

  2. Ohhh how nice! As I read the "menu" I was full half way through it. It had me at the T-bone and mushrooms. Yummy. That box is adorable, tell Katie! Loved it. Oh fun!

  3. Love, love those photos!! What a cute 'fund' can Katie made!! Sounds and looks like the 'birthday boy' had a great celebration! :-)

  4. dear bloggy lady,
    I think your hubby has celebrated long enough. ;-)