Monday, December 15, 2008

Birthday Goodness

Last week we had our annual birthday fest. Michael and I have birthdays two days apart, so it's one celebration after another for a few days. For Michael's birthday, I finished knitting his vest.

This pattern is from the book Folk Vests. It was knit in a sport weight wool and alpaca blend. It's very soft and light weight, but warm. I also cooked Michael dinner: butternut squash risotto with Gorgonzola and walnuts, fresh green beans, and chocolate cake.

Two days later it was my turn to be the honoree. Allie cooked, though Michael shopped. She did a beautiful job with wild salmon, rosemary roasted potatoes, and roasted asparagus. For dessert we had the red velvet cupcakes in the first photo.

How nice to have so much to celebrate.


Debra said...

It's lovely that you keep the two birthdays separate so you can each feel honored. Happy Birthday and many more wonderful days!

Kay said...

The vest looks wonderful, and it's a perfect fit. Both feasts sound delicious too. Happy birthday to both of you.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Happy times indeed..
I have a ton of squash...could you blog that recipe for the risotto for us? Pretty please?
Thanks, and happy birthday!!!

Judy S. said...

A belated happy birthday to both of you, Barbara! Nice vest, too!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to both of you! That dinner sounds excellent. How nice.

Sagittarius...a very good sign.

quiltmom said...

Happy birthday, Barbara,
It sounds like you had a wonderful couple of days- I hope that the year is filled many happy and enjoyable things for you both.
The vest turned out beautifully- you are one talented woman with a needle-both knitting and stitching. There is nothing nicer than a handmade gift. I sure that Michael is thrilled with it.
Hope that the rest of the season is just as terrific for you and yours.

Magpie Sue said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Sounds like you both had scrumptious dinners :- ) My mouth is watering just reading about them!

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