I don’t know how it happened….she sure as heck didn’t clear it with me!
But here we are. The once little chubby and mischievous baby girl is no longer a baby.
Of course our hearts are filled to see what a wonderful young being she has grown into.
(Sneaky, little photobomber Luna is just pumped to be celebrating her cousie’s bday)
I like to say that it’s partially due to her genes and partially because Mom and Dad took care of her every weekday until she was two. So you know that they were sneaking her all kinds of fantastic goodies all day long.
It was no surprise that when we asked her what she’d like to have on the menu for her birthday Fam Din, she didn’t hesitate to say: Prime Rib, Garlic Knots, Broccolini and Chocolate Raspberry Tart.
All of her faves.
Hey-we weren’t going to argue because those were some great choices!
V and L opted to go the “surf” route to pair with the “turf” entree.
The birthday girl could barely contain her excitement.
Great job, Seestrah!
So garlicky delicious.
It starts with my basic pizza dough, cut into portions and rolled into ropes. After the dough ropes were flattened, they’re filled with minced garlic, mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of garlic salt. They’re then rolled up, slightly knotted and brushed with melted garlic butter (butter infused with minced garlic and dried Italian seasonings) before a quick bake in the oven. Once out of the oven, I brushed the knots with more garlic butter and sprinkled them grated parmesan and chopped parsley.
Why don’t I make these more often???
Nina chose my Chocolate Raspberry Tart that has now become a staple in the family. Actually, Seester N makes it regularly that it’s pretty much become her recipe.
The crust is a buttery-shortbread –and the filling is like a thin truffle layer. The raspberries bring a nice tartness to the decadent chocolate.
This Month’s Family Dinner Menu
Cocktails: Various Wines
Appetizers: Brown Butter Seared Scallops
Entree: Garlic-Rosemary Prime Rib Roast
Sides: Garlic Roasted Broccolini, Cheesy Garlic Knots
Dessert: Chocolate Raspberry Tart