As you know, Sunday was Matthew’s first birthday and we threw a small party for him. The following is the food that we served to our family that came from near and far to celebrate with us.
Prepping the salad
I used the following simple dressing on this salad. The recipe makes enough dressing for two big salads.
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar, no sulfites added
2 Tbsp 12-18 year old balsamic vinegar, no sulfites added
1 tsp dijon mustard
sea salt and pepper, to taste
Combine in a mini blender and process until combined. Store in the fridge.
This marshmallow frosting was amazing! I wish that I could share the recipe for it and the banana cake that I made; however, they were taken straight from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam. We were all very impressed with both recipes and I highly recommend either purchasing or loaning this book from your local library.
Then it was time to fire up the grill!
The spread inside… watermelon, salad, asparagus, kebabs and SunChips.
Time to sing Happy Birthday to Matthew and blow out his first candle!
Later we lit a fire, roasted marshmallows and made s’mores.
What is your earliest memory?
I was three years old and my Grandma Malcolm was sharing pineapple with me. She passed away shortly thereafter and it is the only memory that I have of her.