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Monday, March 14, 2011

Mmmm... Spuds....

Yesterday was my father's birthday dinner.  He said he didn't want anything too elaborate.

I decided to take a suggestion Ethel made a while ago and run with it.  I made up a baked potato bar.  I baked up about 16 nice large russet potatoes.  Then I set out steamed broccoli, different cheeses, butter, sour cream, chives, bacon bits, salsa, little sausage bits, and several other toppings. 

I also made a large green salad, set out some fresh berries and grapes, and served my dad's favorite seven layer dip and chips for an appetizer while I got dinner ready.

It was a hit.  He was a very happy man!  There was carrot cake for dessert, cards and gifts were opened, and BLT even got him a six pack of his favorite non-alcoholic beer (due to his Lupus meds my dad had to give up all alcohol... and he misses his beer.  We found him his favorite brand in a non alcoholic version!) to enjoy with dinner.

I think we all had a good time. My house is spic and span clean from the party prep, and I made one of the people I love most in the world very happy.  I'll call that a success!


  1. Wow, no kidding! That was a great idea. As we age, birthdays are less about the 'what' and more about the 'who', 'when', 'where' and 'why' anyway. Nice thinking!

  2. You are so sweet. And, I absolutely love this idea.

  3. MMMMMMMM! I'm so glad this was a hit :)

  4. Winner, winner, Birthday dinner!! Neat idea too - everybody can get what they want.