My birthday dinner


Click link to enlarge and select ‘all sizes’ or look at the photostream with the individual snaps. I didn’t want to take up too much space here.
My birthday November 19th, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.

It was so cold tonight! We are lucky such a nice restaurant is only about 5 miles away. We practically had the place to ourselves for a while, hence the photos. The waiter was nice enough to take our photo too. I didn’t see lobster tail on the interesting menu. I decided not to get the prime rib ‘special’. My oh my, was that an expensive dinner, plus it could have been a bit firmer, so I brought some home. Brian had flounder and salmon on a bed of spinach (he isn’t a big fan of the green stuff). I had some shredded zucchini on my salad. Bri had a Caesar salad. I had my favorite cocktail (like my second of the year)-an Apricot Sour. Try one sometime.

Bri bought me a yellow cake with fudge icing. Let’s just say I’m glad I had Rolaids and peppermint tea in the house-for both of us! Bri wasn’t really up to par today. He gave me a lovely pearl necklace-not the real round pearls, but it’s really pretty, I’ll model it soon.

This was also the 26th anniversary of our engagement. : )

Here’s a recipe for an Apricot Sour. One of my former bosses introduced me to it back in the early 1980s and I get one everytime I go to a fancy restaurant:
Apricot Sour Recipe
2 oz Apricot Brandy
1 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Superfine Sugar
Pour the apricot brandy, lemon juice and sugar into a cocktail glass half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange wedge and a maraschino cherry, and serve.


4 responses »

  1. I am glad you had such a wonderful birthday dinner. I wish your pictures were bigger! Your apricot sour sounds good. Is it made with vodka?

  2. I’m so glad you were able to go out and enjoy such a wonderful birthday dinner. I love it when a restaurant isn’t full and I can take pictures! lol I’ve never tried that drink, will have to see if it’s available here. I’m not much of a drinker but I do love to have a Pina Colada on special occasions:-) xoxo

  3. Thanks for posting the recipe. That glass you are drinking sure looks like more than 2 oz of brandy and 1 oz of lemon juice. Are you having a double to celebrate your last year in the 40’s? 🙂

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