Birthday Business

The house has recovered from the weekend, due, in large part to my dishwasher, my mother-in-law, and my kids, who are finally learning to clean up after themselves (bless them!).

Last week involved a lot of preparation and secrets. A trip to the hardware with my little boy, and the ensuing loot hidden carefully in the upstairs of the barn. A new recipe consuming hours of my time in the kitchen (New recipes usually do, but this one exceeded my expectations in prep time!) Boxes and a mysterious cylinder were wrapped carefully. Only-once-a-year food stuffs were purchased and set aside. A giant bowl of peppers and onions were sliced very thin. All in honor of this man…

…who turned 31 yesterday. (Whoo-hoo! Middle age, here we come!)

It has become tradition for Jeremy to serve a crowd of family and friends his famous Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches on his birthday. The dessert is usually pie.

But this year, I decided to try something new.

I’ve been wanting to make cannolis for years. First time I actually got around to researching a recipe, I realized I’d need special equipment. Which I got. A year ago. Then I got pregnant. A season in which I rarely try new recipes, much less desserts. The cannoli tubes sat in a drawer…until last week.

The process took days. But it was worth it. For my man. 



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  1. says

    Ah, cannolis. Once when I was visiting my mom and 1/2 sister we went to little Italy in NYC where they got cannolis and my mom said “I want to die with one of these in my mouth”. Powerful little treat!

  2. rahraht says

    Happy Birthday Jeremy! As for 31,I've been there and I can't figure out why everyone's saying that's old!!! :) We're still spring chickens!