Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Gramma!

Two weeks ago I told Gramma that I was coming out to the farm for her birthday and that we should have a party. That's exactly what happened. Everyone showed up, there were kids, grandkids, cousins, and close friends. This was my favorite photo from the party of my mom and her best friend Linda. Friends for 40+ years.

For this feast I made quinoa pasta salad!

quinoa pasta, boiled and drained (it's tougher and will never be really 'al dente' but its better)
kalamata olives
sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
olive oil/juice from the sun-dried tomatoes
salt and pepper

I prefer to serve it when chilled. It's easy, pretty, and filling.

Salad anyone? I love parties.


Mom made pineapple rum, ricotta cheese pie. Which, is not allergy free but it is fantastic!

Matt made this amazing chocolate cake for Gramma, also not allergy free. Chocolate with chocolate frosting (secret ingredient is mayonnaise).

THEN I picked up cupcakes from the New Cascadia Traditional GF Bakery. These gluten-free, vegan cupcakes were awesome! Chocolate with vanilla frosting and carrot cake. I have been craving carrot cake for a year so it just hit the spot!

My cousin and I, allergy twins. Important support to have.

Alex and Trevor with Matt and I.

Those goofballs on the ends are the little brothers, Dan and Colton.

Gramma and Lorna, friends for 40+ years too :)

My second favorite picture, guess how many times this has happened before?

1 comment:

  1. Um, your mom should make that pie for my wedding. Hah. I think it's kinda funny that she and Linda are wearing similar shirts. So cute!

    All the food looks amazing. :)