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Birthday dinner

Post: # 279518Post Odsox
Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:19 pm

OK, so it's my birthday today, yet another one !
OH cooked a 3 course dinner tonight and we were well into the main course when it occurred to us that everything was home produced.
It was chicken breasts cooked in ginger, garlic and apricots, one of my favourites, served with broccoli and new potatoes, everything grown here.
Desert course was fresh fruit salad, which was almost home produced, consisting of strawberries, raspberries, the first ripe fig of the season, but then padded out with a shop bought apple.
Oh, first course was an avocado pear for me, but OH had corn on the cob which was one of last year smaller cobs frozen whole.

Had we planned it better or even gave it some thought, we could have had a completely home produced 3 course meal.

The apricots were dried from last year, rehydrated in our own spring water of course :iconbiggrin:

Makes all the hard work worth while at times like this.
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Re: Birthday dinner

Post: # 279519Post Bonniegirl
Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:40 pm

Happy birthday :D There's nothing quite like looking at a place of home grown grub! Eating it is even better :D It tastes all the sweeter knowing you are responsible for what's on your plate.
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Re: Birthday dinner

Post: # 279520Post doofaloofa
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:45 pm

Happy Birthday Tony

Dinner sounded delicious
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Post: # 279523Post diggernotdreamer
Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:12 pm

What a wonderful feeling that must be. Happy Birthday to you, squashed tomatoes and stew (home grown of course)

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Post: # 279529Post MKG
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:54 pm

Nearly missed it!!!!

Happy birthday, Tony :drunken: :flower: :king: :wave: :wave:

(You old git).

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Post: # 279534Post Odsox
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:54 am

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes (unsolicited, honestly)
The meal was delicious, and more to the point ... cheap. :lol:

Thanks Mike, an even older git now.
Tony

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Post: # 279535Post 123sologne
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:12 am

Happy Birthday!
A cheap, low mileage, home grown super yummy dinner! Something to shout about and be proud about. Well done! :thumbright:

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Post: # 279548Post Thomzo
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:40 pm

Happy belated birthday and congratulations on everything you've achieved. The hard work has been worth it.
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Post: # 279560Post Green Aura
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:18 pm

From me too.
The invitations must still be in the post :wink: - MKG could have brought the booze and I could have provided the bread and cake. :lol: :hugish:
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Post: # 279575Post Carltonian Man
Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:20 pm

Odsox wrote:everything was home produced.
Many happy returns Odsox, inspiration and ish guru. All the best :salute: :drunken:

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Post: # 279581Post Odsox
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:39 pm

Thanks for the kind words, it will make me even more unbearable.

You should have got the invite weeks ago Maggie, I sent it by Funky Pigeon, and as you didn't RSVP I ate all the grub myself.

.... and drunk all the wine. :drunken:

.... and played musical chairs, and won. :cheers:

.... and won pass the parcel. :cheers:
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Post: # 279588Post Green Aura
Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:46 pm

Damn, missed again.
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