Tuesday, August 24, 2010

82nd Birthdays

This past weekend we celebrated Jon's parents 82nd birthdays!  We made them a lunch buffet, as they are very tired by the end of the day and they prefer to have company over during the day.
So, I made an assortment of things, a "tasting menu" of sorts: Shrimp Cocktail, Caprese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, Brown Sugar + Cream Cheese Jalapenos wrapped in Bacon, Maple Salmon Bites and Caesar Salad.

Then, for dessert, we had birthday cakes!  For Mrs. Mellen, I made an angel food cake topped with a tri-colored glaze.  And for Mr. Mellen...

A Very Chocolate Cake.  Two thin layers of chocolate filled with chocolate mousse and then a chocolate glaze.  I topped it with chocolate shavings (to resemble a birds nest) and chocolate bird eggs.

It was a good meal!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Wow that second cake looks really good! It's making me hungry!!