Last month was my birthday and it was a week after we moved to a new house which I shared with you in my post ‘BE-ing in August Life Changes & another year around the Sun’. We were still surrounded by boxes and settling in but my daughter was adamant that my special day should be celebrated. One of the upsides of our move is that we now live only a 4 minute drive from my daughter, SIL and two grandsons – bliss! It is wonderful to be so close as before it was over an hour’s drive and last Sunday we met for an impromptu run together and enjoyed some mother/daughter time.
Birthday Treats – A party afternoon Tea
We had a lovely party Afternoon Tea, hosted by my daughter & SIL and my son and his family came along as well. I am always in my ‘happy place’ surrounded by my loved ones and we took time out for unpacking to enjoy some quality family time.
On the Menu
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Bilinis (Blinis are pancakes made from buckwheat flour)
Pizza Scrolls – easy to make using sheets of puff pastry
Mini Italian Meatballs
Cocktail Frankfurts with tomato sauce for the kids (although some of the adults are still kids at heart)
The Birthday Cake
A few days before, my daughter asked me what type of cake I would like. I suggested her baked cheesecake or a chocolate cake. I know how extremely busy she is with family and career so I suggested she just buy a cake. But NO!, a bit like her Mum she decided that she would make a cake for me made out of love.
Baked Cheese Cake Recipe– I use this recipe when I make minehttps://www.taste.com.au/recipes/new-york-cheesecake-3/94db8765-15d6-46c3-be3a-3a2aa119b5e6
Do you have a favorite celebration cake? I’d love the recipe.
Why not pop over to see what is on their plate for this month?