The Birthday Menu

Iceberg wedge with homemade blue cheese dressing

Oven-roasted chicken

Chili Roasted Potatoes (alá Rachael Ray)

Sprinkles cupcakes (strawberry for me, milk chocolate for D)

And for starters…Grey Goose Pear Vodka! (It was on sale at the grocery store!) (Hell yes!)

  • Parker

    June 19, 2007 at 5:42 pm


    so are you coming to my house on the 21st to make this dinner for my birthday as well?

  • Cricket

    June 19, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Iceberg Salads are amazing. But I’m a ranch kinda girl. I’m so jealous of your yummy menu!

  • LVGurl

    June 19, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    I’m all about iceberg wedges… with avocado goddess dressing is the best!

  • Jill

    June 19, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    You’re making me drool…

  • Janssen

    June 19, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    WOW. . .I just checked out that “Sprinkles” website and I’m about to cry that there aren’t any in freaking Austin. SAD! But great menu!

  • janet

    June 19, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    my birthday is on Sunday, how nice of you to offer to cook for me!! :)

    Happy Birthday!

  • Kaydee

    June 19, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    I am full from dinner, but my mouth is watering now. Sounds delicious!

  • gorillabuns

    June 19, 2007 at 8:06 pm


    i raise my glass of rasberry vodka in your honor!

    and chicken?

    did i miss something?

    Did I forget to tell you? After 16 years, D said bye-bye to vegetarianism!

  • holly*

    June 19, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    ah! we’re driving through LA on friday on route to sunny san diego and i already insisted we stop for a sprinkles break!!!

  • hello insomnia

    June 20, 2007 at 4:40 am

    Are you going to sprinkle bacon bits on top of the lettuce wedges? That’s what Paula Deen does and she is my cooking oracle.

  • RA

    June 20, 2007 at 6:06 am

    I don’t understand how one eats a wedge salad without cutting really big bites and still manages to get dressing evenly distributed. So I avoid them, like a good problem-solver.

  • Jessica

    June 20, 2007 at 6:08 am

    Did you get all these wonderful dinner ideas from your buddy Rachel? sounds yummy…

  • amy

    June 20, 2007 at 7:18 am


  • natalie

    June 20, 2007 at 7:22 am

    Wow! That’s so unheard of! 16 years and now he’s a meat man?! Crazy.

    I just made roasted baby red potatoes with onion last night …so delicious. I have a lovely homemade herb butter recipe if you’d like it. I would rub it all over my body but, people would stare…again. It goes really well with all kinds of veggies, potatoes, roasted chicken (ahem) and I also put it on my Turkeys at Thanksgiving.

  • natalie

    June 20, 2007 at 7:23 am

    PS – Wedge salaaaad *droool*

  • Kami

    June 20, 2007 at 7:27 am

    Sounds devine!

  • mcgee

    June 20, 2007 at 8:45 am

    why is there no sprinkles cupcakes in northern california? why oh why? the unfairness of it all. i suppose the closest we have is kara’s cupcakes…

  • Laurel

    June 20, 2007 at 9:54 am

    I just looked and the Sprinkles website and drooled all over my keyboard. I should move back to Dallas–apparently they have one there and I never knew it! I lived there for YEARS! This is a crushing blow.

    The birthday dinner sounded scrumptious as well!

  • Lyndsay

    June 20, 2007 at 10:16 am

    Do you do anything special to the chicken (herb rubs, beer cans jammed in it’s hind end)?

  • e

    June 20, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Seriously – how did he do leaving vegetarianism? I have not had meat for 12 years, but sometimes I think I am just sick of it. (I know, way to have integrity). Did he get sick at first? Did he start small? Is he at all still grossed out by it?


  • Moose

    June 20, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Happy birthday!

    I am now feeling the pangs of remorse. My boyfriend’s birthday was also June 19 and I didn’t make him dinner. He specifically forbade me (he doesn’t like it when I set my hair on fire/slice my fingers open/make him meals where every dish contains garlic/etc), but still – feeling the pangs. Your dinner sounds lovely!

  • nabbalicious

    June 20, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Oh, I LOVE iceberg wedges with blue cheese! Yummmmmmm.

    Happy Birthday, D!

  • Laurie

    June 20, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    Happy birthday! Your celebration menu sounds divine….and I’ll be stopping by Sprinkles on my way to Huntington Beach next month! Thanks for the link….I love new discoveries such as this.

  • BeachMama

    June 20, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Happy Birthday! Your dinner sounds devine.

  • glamgranola

    June 20, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    I love blue cheese! A favorite snack for my 3 year old and myself: Sliced pear with bleu cheese crumbles on top. The combo is FAB. And how cool is it that my 3 year old likes bleu cheese?

  • Maya

    June 20, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Love the Blue. Love it! I was also going to comment that since I’ve started reading here, D has managed to become a meat lover AND a father. Yeah pear vodka! PS…Would like to compliment D on his lovely skin – you two are just picture perfect.

  • little miss mel

    June 20, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    I could have sworn I left a comment yesterday?
    Am I truly losing my brain????

    Anywho, Happy BELATED Birthday D!

  • Heather B.

    June 21, 2007 at 3:46 am

    It’s like you’re tempting me to come out there. I’m sure it’s like some secret ploy to get me to fly out. I mean cupcakes? Pear Grey Goose?? All you have to do is say “HB, will you please come to California” and I’ll do it. See? Easy.

    Moving along. Happy belated Birthday D.

  • guinness girl

    June 21, 2007 at 6:57 am

    Mmmmm. Wanna mail me the leftover potatoes? Mmmm. Happy birthday to D!

  • love squalor

    June 21, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    hey, since i know you love lip gloss, i thought of you when i saw this:

  • chirky

    June 22, 2007 at 8:19 am

    am hungry. still have leftovers?