Saturday, April 13, 2024


 As I noted yesterday, the Beautiful Artistic Daughter celebrated her 70th birthday with us recently.

I Waterlogued a picture of her just for fun.

We invited her over to enjoy a special dinner prepared by her mother, aka She Who Must Be Obeyed.

And it was special!

Shrimp Scampi, Pasta Shells in an Alfredo Sauce topped with grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Snow Peas, a Chopped Salad and Dinner Rolls.

And, of course, Judy's showcase.

A plate of artfully arranged thinly sliced lemons for squeezing over the shrimp.

All accompanied by a nice bottle of Prosecco.

Not shown was the dessert, Gayle's favorite: carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.


The meal was deemed a huge success and the honoree was pleased, indeed.

All that was left was the cleanup, undertaken by Yours Truly.

If it wasn't for the wonderful culinary sensations, I think I would say that I'm glad these events only come around once a year.

And speaking of culinary sensations, Judy and I watched the French movie "The Taste of Things" yesterday.

It is very tasty and I recommend it.


  1. What a special dinner! I never mind the cleanup if someone else is cooking!

  2. That beats two-day-old ham salad left over from the Senior Center! Looks delicious. It would taste even better, knowing somebody else was doing the cleanup.

  3. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter!

  4. tc-Light/Breezes---Everything about that post is beautiful!
    Judy is the consummate hostess, and you, good brother, a good man for taking the KP duties.

  5. I enjoy French movies; was it on Netflix? Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is one of my favorites too, along with hummingbird cake and apple crisp. Happy Birthday to the BAD!

    1. The movie can be rented from VUDU (Fandango at Home). Only about 5 bucks and well worth it.

  6. Wow! What a great celebration and wonderful food. Happy Birthday to your daughter. ❤️

  7. BAD is beautiful. Mmm, shrimp. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting has always been a favourite with me, I used to buy the frozen Sara Lee ones, but the last one was a huge disappointment. The cake part was fine, but the frosting which used to be quite thick is now merely a smear so thin the cake can be seen through it.

  8. Looks delightful! 70? You must have been the youngest father in the city.

  9. Wow...can I come to your house on MY birthday? Sounds like you and Judy are a well matched tag team. Where one leaves off, the other takes over.

  10. What a delicious birthday dinner! Happy birthday to your BAD!

  11. What a lovely and yummy birthday celebration! (NewRobin13)

  12. Some people are born to create and others are born to clean up!
    Belated birthday greetings to Young Gayle.

  13. Happy Birthday!!
    Somehow I got crazy busy all of a sudden and missed out on quite a few posts. Sounds like the birthday event was delicious.

  14. Carrot cake is always a good choice.