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One Lovely Birthday Dinner

Compliments of my husband, Wegmans, Raimondi’s and England Acres. Today really turned out nice, in spite of the snow. My husband had flowers and strawberries sent to the house, even though it took a while to get here. Seems FedEx delivered, as we are out in the boonies beyond the normal delivery area for the florist. He was sweating them getting here, but at 4:30 they arrived.

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It was an easy dinner to do. Rockfish, and cauliflower, both baked in the oven. The cauliflower went in first, then the rockfish.

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A simple salad using those pomegranate seeds. Oranges picked up at England Acres last week, and fennel from Wegmans. Lemon olive oil, orange juice, red onion, salt and pepper. Served over arugula.

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Dinner in the dining room. All decked out for a party. Finished later with the strawberries and a dry sparkling Domaine Carneros. Dinner served with a Puligny Montrachet from Chanson. Not a bad celebration, and a fraction of the cost of going out. My better half did the dishes for me. What more could you ask for?

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Here’s to many more happy birthdays!


About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

4 responses »

  1. The dinner looks delicious, and great wines! what is on top of the fish, golden cherry tomatoes?

    After I saw you planned to seed your pomegranate, I was going to tell you I saw on The Chew the other day the hint to seed them in a bowl of water to keep the mess under control but I figured you wouldn’t see it in time.

    • Yes, those are my yellow plum tomatoes. I had a container with oven roasted tomatoes that I heated up and poured over the top of the dinner.

      The little booklet that came with the pomegranate told us to seed it under water. It worked really well.

  2. Happy Happy Birthday to you! Your flowers are beautiful. Your meal looks delicious. Raising my glass (well actually a cup of tea) in your direction! An hubbie does the dishes, that is a gift in itself!


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