My mum has always taken 'favourite birthday meal' requests from her three daughters. Beef Stroganoff is my favourite dish - the oldie but a goodie from the 80's never disappoints in my mind. Hannah often requests Lasagne. Above is the classic recipe typed up for my Mum over 40 years ago by a glamorous American model (another story for another day). I've tried a few slices of lasagne in my time - but I was raised on this one, and nothing competes. The trick is to make and prepare the meat/tomato sauce the day before.
The recipe was modernised a little this year with the addition of juicy grape tomatoes. Seriously, so good.
Surprise, surprise. Bonnie the Baker was at it again with two cakes this time. Word on the street is that she is launching her own blog. I'll let you know when she's live.
The birthday girl was gifted with some serious arm candy...
...and an antique biscuit jar (she collects them). This particular one was made extra special as it holds an original collection of wedding telegrams/RSVP's from 1909. I think it's lovely that they have found a nice new home - but I would love to know the story behind them.
A purely gratuitous shot of one of the guests, included here because it makes me laugh.
Have a great week everybody! - Briar