Thursday, March 17, 2011

A St. Patrick's Birthday


May the luck'o the Irish be with you! Or rather, happy birthday honey! See, my favorite guy has his birthday on St. Patrick's Day. That means he shares his day with green, four-leaf clovers, Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, and little leaping leprechauns. Every year (at least since we've been married) he has had corned beef and cabbage for his birthday supper, just because it's that time of year. This year I wanted to be sure I made him what he really wanted. And he requested prime rib. (Okay, watch out for luxury taste buds!) So I tried my best to make a delicious, "luxury", untypical (atypical?), St. Patrick's Day supper. Prime rib, asparagus and mashed potatoes. Okay, mashed potatoes fits the St. Patrick's Day mold... I also made him a cake and Josh helped me put the sprinkles on. He lavished the cake with little handfuls of sprinkles, heaped in little piles. I encouraged him to spread them even, while the colored bits of wax filtered through his fingers and onto the counter. He was proud of his efforts and he smiled broadly while he tipped up the container and let the last of the sprinkle crumbs land on the cake and onto the edge of the cake plate. He even found the candles for our cake. We had a number "2"candle and a number "3" candle. So for Adam's birthday this year, he had a choice of turning 32 or 23. He choose to live some more in his 20's. It was a good choice and he ought to live this last year in his 20's gratefully...

7 comments:

Daddy said...

"favorite guy"

Rachel said...

I'm sure she meant o say, "One of my favorite guys". Hope the prime rib was good, I've never made that before.

Bethany said...

I knew you would point that out when I wrote it. Dad, he HAS to be my favorite. He's my husband! ;)

Wanda said...

Dinner sounds wonderful...Nice I wish I was at your house.


Happy Birthday.....Adam.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Adam!

Martha said...

Now I understand the Facebook comment. I have a favorite guy too. :)

Priscilla said...

Sounds fun!