Here are my family’s favorites:
Husband – dinner is always roasted chicken and vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, turnips, parsnips and rutabagas) and crescent rolls. Birthday cake – plain cheesecake. No fruit. No chocolate. No nuts. No nothing *g*
Son – dinner varies with this one. It’s either steak roll ups (thinly sliced steak rolled around stuffing and cooked in a beef/mushroom gravy) mashed potatoes, crescent rolls and fresh green beans. Or pigs in a blanket which are really more like stuffed cabbage – ground beef and rice rolled in cabbage, fried then baked in beef broth. Cake is either pumpkin crunch or pumpkin pie.
Older daughter – I never know what she’s going to want. She has too many favorites to pick just one. Last night's dinner was stuffed shells (ricotta, mozzarella and spinach) and, for the first time ever, she didn't choose cheesecake with cherry topping for her cake but cherry clafoutis which is a French dessert somewhere between a pudding and souffle.
Younger daughter – spaghetti and meatballs. Always. *g* Her cake varies, though. Last year’s was a swiss chocolate roll cake with vanilla cream filling.
What’s your favorite birthday dinner? What do you like for your birthday cake?