My dearly beloved's birthday was Wednesday, so, of course, we had a special birthday dinner: shrimp scampi.
I know it's traditionally served over pasta, but I chose white rice. Ryan whined, while he gobbled up every bite. A nice big salad rounded out this meal.
Of course, even men who don't celebrate their birthdays, leading some of their children to call and wish them a happy income tax day or happy random Wednesday, need birthday cakes. For my dearly beloved, of course it had to be Lemon Sponge Cake, which is his favorite cake. (Plus, it's low calorie and lower in cholesterol, balancing out the high cholesterol shrimp.)
Ryan and Mark didn't even attack it the next morning, leaving it for their father to enjoy. (And the pretty gold plate upon which it sits was a gift from my oldest son for Christmas; no time like a birthday for the first use of a fancy new cake plate.)
Happy Friday, everyone!