Sunday’s child
Friday December 11th 2015, 11:24 pm
Filed under: Family,Food

So what do you want for your birthday dinner? they asked me, trying to plan Saturday’s grocery trip(s).

You know, I could muse on that all day. What would make the most perfect grouping of foods you could hope for? Within reasonable preparation? (I think turducken is right out, as is anything alcohol for us.)

Anybody got any favorite dish ideas to share or point to? An unadorned, perfect Comice pear: that would be a great start.

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I haven’t had breakfast yet and am SO hungry so I’ve been salivating thinking about my favourite foods. I won’t bore you by listing them all, and they certainly don’t all go together!

But since you mentioned pear, (AND it’s almost St Lucia’s Day) it reminded me of Tosca Pear that they teach children to cook in Sweden. You might want to skip the almonds, but baked in a light caramel, yum. So to stick with the Scandi theme, I’d go with salmon, baby new potatoes, LOTS of dill and a favorite veg. I can’t wait to read the other suggestions!

Comment by LynnM 12.12.15 @ 2:51 am

One of the first things my husband cooked for me when we first started dating was Chicken Tarragon in a cream sauce. I still joke that it was the reason I married him!

Comment by Jody 12.12.15 @ 3:51 am

I love potatoes, no matter how they are cooked but I guess potatoes fried with onions would do it for me. I wouldn’t need any meat or veggies or even dessert.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 12.12.15 @ 8:36 am

Any meal shared with family is my favorite!

But if I were to choose favorite foods, I’d start with a simple salad of baby greens, tomato, and carrot garnished with quartered boiled egg, Misoyaki glazed salmon, wild rice and snow peas. For dessert it would have to be a lemon creme cheesecake with raspberry sauce.

Comment by Shelly H. 12.12.15 @ 10:03 am

One of my most precious birthday meal memories is of my mom baking a pizza pie from scratch – one that is as thick as a lasagna.

Best enjoyed with a simple and tasty salad and lots of laughter.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 12.12.15 @ 7:57 pm

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