Monday, September 24, 2012

Birthday Dinner for JP

Bruschetta ingredients.  The LeMaistres used to make this for us all the time.
John grated all the cheese . . .
four different kinds total: Gouda, mozzarella, pecorino romano, and cheddar. There was also blue cheese, but that doesn't need grating.
2 week old baby Jacob.
The "Grand  Canyon" red velvet cake that Angelica made. I thought it turned out great!
The birthday girl!
Sunday night we got together with the Tanners and the Nashes to celebrate JP's birthday.  John and I made baked macaroni and cheese with bruschetta to take over. JP just had little Jacob a couple of weeks ago so we thought this would be easier, more intimate, and give us an excuse to see and cuddle the new baby. 

Unfortunately, on the way over to the dinner, the car in front of us broke suddenly, and one serving of the mac and cheese flew forward and all over the backseat interior!  That made John sad since he had put so much man power into grating those piles of cheeses. And who can stand seeing so much good cheese go to waste?  I was sad too because for some reason doubling the recipe resulted in the sauce taking FOR-EV-ER to thicken on the stove top.

Once we got to the Tanner's we were feeling better though.  There's nothing that good friends and food can't cure! 

Happy belated birthday JP! 


1 comment:

Emily said...

That is so sad about the mac and cheese. :( Hope it came out of your car! I want your recipe too. :) I made Alton Brown's stovetop mac and cheese the other day and seemed to take longer than usual for the cheese to thicken so I added extra cheese but the next day it was a little too thick.