Birthday on a Bicycle Built For Two
This past weekend was a friend's birthday. I had a surprise party for him (hehe, Im so sneaky, he didn't suspect a thing). Anyway, an event like this is always an excuse for me to get into the kitchen and make a bunch of things, yay! It was a "bring your own meat" party for those who wanted it, and I made the other food items: a veggie platter with deviled eggless dip - First I must say that this dip is sooo awesome and I can't believe I haven't made it until now, esp since Carmi always raves about it.
1/2 cup water (I used 1/3 cup)
In addition, there were crackers and two other dips (sorry, no pics) The lemony spinach dip (thanks to a friend on RFC for this recipe), comes from Freshtopia. I didn't make mine too lemony, but it sure tasted and looked great. The zucchini hummus is a fab recipe that comes from The Raw Table. I didn't have the avocado, so omitted it and added a bit more tahini and oil in it's place. I also only had about 1/2 of the dill that was called for, and subbed cashews for the pine nuts. It turned out fine anyway.
Last but not least, was the cake. This birthday cake consisted of three layers of vanilla cake, stacked with two layers of chocolate whipped cream, all covered in a strawberry frosting and garnished with fresh berries (recipe will be in the dessert book). I didn't even get a chance to snap a picture of the inside of the cake!
In less than a week it's time to celebrate another birthday around here - my mom's! I'll have plenty on the menu for that event too!