I recently had a birthday that ended in zero. My dear friend B says that the Scandinavians refer to this as a Round birthday, and don’t focus so much on the number as we do in the US.
My birthday was inauguration day, and I was blessed not only with the new president, but several lovely gifts from friends and family. One of these, from my husband, is worthy of a blog photo. It’s an All Clad skillet, which I’ve been wanting for a long time. I’m still not in the league with the Barrie/Thompson family, but hey, I can still dream.
And this would be the BIG one… it’s a 13″ diameter. Plenty of surface area for developing fond. And yes, I have had it for more than four days, and I’ve not yet cooked with it. Still a little star-struck. Boy, do I have a fabulous husband. Between this and the Thermapen I got for Christmas last year, I can say that he does understand my love of quality equipment.
Of course, it was also lovely to have Mum and her husband L here to celebrate with us. Here’s Mum modeling with the Semolina/Whole Wheat loaf we made one evening for dinner.
Yes, folks, she’s the one to thank for my love of cooking and sewing, and a lot of my skills. Thanks to her, I can barely remember not being able to cook or to sew.
And did I mention that she gave me a bag with 40 Lindor balls as part of my gift?
Yes, this was a great birthday.