I love birthdays and look forward to mine each year. I am so very grateful that not only am I surrounded by love from my family and friends BUT I can actually visit them as here in Queensland we aren’t suffering under the COVID lockdowns that our friends in NSW and Victoria are.
At 10:30pm on 23rd August, 1957, Susan Irene Roberts was born, weighing in at 5lb 3oz. As I wrote in a recent post
64 seemed ancient when I was younger but now I know it isn’t
For this month’s #whatsonyourplatechallenge, co-hosted by Donna from Retirement Reflections and Deb, The Widow Badass, I’m sharing my birthday celebrations with you. Family, Friends, Food and celebration go hand-in-hand.
An early celebration
After our usually Saturday Run with one of my Saturday Sisters I enjoyed an early birthday brunch celebration. On the menu was Zuchinni Fritters, topped with Smoked Salmon, Asparagus and Poached eggs. I did need my protein after running 39kms!
Here is a recipe I found for the Zuchinni Fritters which I’m going to try.
Sunday Celebrations- ’64 with hugs galore’
I celebrated with my son, daughter, their spouses and grandchildren with a delicious lunch of Roast Lamb with Roast Potatoes , and Greek, Potato and Cauliflower Salads (look for future posts of #whatsonyourplate for the recipes).
This was followed by a delicious Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese icing and a special happy birthday song. My grandson, Ethan had added in the line ’64 with hugs galore’ to the normal Happy Birthday song. It’s the little things that are so special. It isn’t really about the gifts is it? Although I am always spoilt by my family with thoughtful gifts.
My actual birthday celebrations
As my birthday fell on a Monday, we spent a quiet day at home but I was delighted to receive many birthday wishes via social media and the mail, including a pot plant sent by a very dear friend who lives in Canada. My darling husband put together this delicious seafood platter for dinner. Combined with a glass or two of bubbly and it was the perfect ending to another year around the Sun.
On a bed of lettuce and served with lemon wedges, combine seafood of your choice.
Fresh Oysters or Smoked Oysters
Stuffed baby peppers
What else is on my plate?
Too much! I’m notorious for living life to the max and sometimes I just need to Press the Pause button because I have too much on my plate. I wrote about this earlier in the week and the importance of finding Balance and Prioritising what is most important to you when you need to Pause.
What was on your plate during August?
Below are some links of the co-hosts Donna & Deb as well as other contributors for their monthly #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge. You can take part by leaving a link in the comment or posting on social media with the hashtag #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge.