Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy Friday!

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!

14 comments:

Linda said...

You can cook for my birthday any time!

altadenahiker said...

Rice, of course!

grace said...

a fabulous meal! scampi is something that i might prefer over rice, now that you mention it!

Big Dude said...

You treat your man well

Sue said...

Love shrimp scampi. You can send the leftovers here. Ha ha, I know there are never leftovers with your boys around.

gMarie said...

What makes it scampi? how it's cooked? I'm making a crab risotta later this week. I bought an electric pressure cooker for Christmas and while it's not the time saving appliance I thought it would be I'm using it quite a bit!

Happy Birthday to dearly beloved. How is the house coming along? g

SissySees said...

Happy Snowy Sunday to him. A feast fit for a king!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh my, I missed your dearly beloved's birthday. Send him a belated birthday gretting for me, Marjie:)

Shrimp Scampi, oh my! My lips haven't touched shrimp in oh so long, I sure do miss them though.

I seem to remember that Lemon Sponge Cake. Send me a taste so I can be sure, lol...

No snow here Marjie. How about you?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and, thanks for sharing...

Pam Greer said...

Shrimp scampi is the perfect birthday dinner!

Pam said...

It sounds like your beloved had a lovely birthday meal! Happy belated to him.

Nichole Burke said...

Happy Belated Birthday to the man... and boy that looks like an amazing dinner!

My Life in the Charente said...

Belated Happy Birthday to the man in your life. Sorry I seem to be getting further and further behind with everything! Take care diane

deana sidney said...

How is the cleanup going?? Seems like both of us took a pretty big hit recently. I still cry when I find dog hair. You should look into aftelier essences-- they cheer me up a lot. Nothing like rose-scented custard to make your day.

~~louise~~ said...

Hello, are you there Marjie? It's me Louise:)