Laughing at ourselves one meal at a time.

Happy Birthday

This week is a chance to experience the 7-year-old palate and to celebrate Sophie’s birthday on Wacky Wednesday.

Due to her birthday present being something of an experience on the eve of  her actual birthday we won’t be eating at home that night. At her request,  we decided to reschedule “her” meal for Wednesday.

We’re following a tradition that we did in my family growing up.  On, or near,  your birthday you got to pick the entire meal. My most memorable request was for fried chicken. Year after year, my mom made it for me from scratch in a big cast-iron skillet. ( The memory of its crispy perfection makes me totally unwilling to even eat fried chicken now. It just doesn’t compare.) Those meals are one of my treasured memories from my childhood. It was a fun experience getting to pick the whole meal. And then we always toppped the meal off with birthday cake.

Here’s our menu for Wednesday:

  • Pizza (both cheese and pepperoni)
  • Cheesy Popcorn
  • Frozen Grapes
  • Fruit Smoothies
  • Birthday Cake

Sophie doesn’t know it but I am going to get creative with the shape of her pizzas. Because it is Wacky Wednesday.

I’m curious what kind of birthday traditions do you have in your families? Or what kind of memorable birthday meals have you eaten?

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Comments on: "Happy Birthday" (1)

  1. Love it Jen! We do the pick the whole meal on your birthday, too! Chloe’s pick this year? Mac-n-cheese from a box! Sweet girl! Happy birthday to your girl! 🙂

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