Birthday Boy

That would be Josh...the birthday boy. As you read earlier, we celebrated it for the most part earlier on the mini coast trip. However, we must celebrate on the actual day a bit too. This means...back to the kitchen. You may not know, but I think I won Josh over with some banana bread senior year.

What was the birthday dinner? It's fall so I thought I'd create harvest meal. Yes, a theme, so clever. In order to prevent disaster dinner (oh geez, horrible memories of the first 2 Josh birthday dinners are flashing in my mind right now), I opted for things I've made previously. Here's the meal: Rachel Ray's Roast Pork Tenderloins with Escalloped Apples, Cooking Light's Caramelized Shallots and Brussels Sprouts with prosciutto, and mashed sweet potatoes and yams. And you can't have a birthday without cake, so I made a Spiced Apple Cake. Whoa-la, no disaster dinner. Full Josh = Happy Birthday Success.

Josh's Bday Cake - Before Before

Josh's Bday Cake - After After