Wednesday, February 23, 2011

George Washington's Birthday

Yesterday was not only my late grandfather's 101st birthday, but also George Washington's birthday. So, as is our tradition, we celebrated by eating a typical George Washington dinner: Ham (my little guy's favorite meat)

Corn Bears (which George's mother would absolutely have served, if bear shaped pans had been available back in the 1730s)

and potatoes, green beans, spinach and cake. For the guy who really invented the job, and refused to be king, holding a birthday celebration, even nearly 300 years later, seems the least we can all do!

13 comments:

Nichole said...

Fun! LOVE the corn bears!!!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Love the corn bears but that ham looks fantastic as well as mouth watering :)) Diane

Tatersmama said...

Mmm.. it all sounds delicious! And I would so be making corn bears tonight, if I could find the pan...

Happy Birthday George - and thank you!

Big Dude said...

I can't even imagine what it would have been like to be the first president and try to form a nation. It's this time of year when you have snow on the ground and we have the house opened up that you may miss little ole Maryville a little.

Channon said...

Love it - especially the corn bears.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, if I'd only known I would have gassed up the Matrix and been on my way. GW is a favorite of mine, as well.

Benny and Lily said...

we think we are liking your tradition!
Snuggles,
Benny & Lily

Pam said...

I am certain George would have loved the corn bears.

Mickle in NZ said...

The corn bears look sweet, and dangerously easy to eat a few, then a few more.......

And a glorious baked ham - fusspot Mickle only likes ham cold or at room temp (and very thinly sliced).

Sending huggles from me (sorry, the best Zeb can do is very melodic snoring), Michelle

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are the cutest things ever!

El'bow and Hauwii said...

so cute

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

grace said...

as i have my bowl of chili for supper, i can only wish that i had a corn bear to soak up the juices. nice homage. :)

Linda said...

No presidents here but I'll have a corn bear anyway!