Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Birthday Pie

by Meghann on February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday!

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Birthdays are starting to sneak up on me. Didn’t I just turn 26 yesterday? Sheesh.

My actual birthday isn’t until tomorrow, but Derek’s parents were kind enough to invite us over for an early birthday dinner tonight. I was flattered they even thought of me, I guess this means I’m really part of the family now – official birthday dinners and all. :)

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We all sat around and drank wine and nibbled on shrimp and cocktail sauce while Derek and I filled them in on our New York and Vermont adventures. For four people, those little shrimpies went incredibly fast.   

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Dinner was delicious. Derek’s Dad grilled salmon on a cedar plank while his mom prepared a lovely salad, wild rice, and veggies. It was the perfect birthday meal. :)

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However, the real treat was the dessert.

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When we were in Key West last month, Derek’s Dad told me he could make a mean homemade key lime pie. Of course, I told him he had to make it for me the minute he had the chance. So he did. Last night he squeezed 24 fresh-from-the-farmer’s-stand key limes and made a birthday key lime pie just for me. I had a slice with a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie that Derek’s mom made.   

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The pie was tart, sweet, and the best homemade key lime pie I’ve ever had. He did an excellent job and I can’t wait to dive into the leftovers he sent me home with. There may be breakfast dessert in my future. ;)

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Present time!

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My future in-laws know me well. I was gifted with a travel pillow (I sooo need this), a sport towel (also need this), and….

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a new lunch box!

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How cute is that? It’s the perfect size to hold decent sized tupperware, there’s a side pockets for napkins, and my name is on it. I may just pack my lunch tomorrow and take it to park just because I can.

Thank you Hilda and Steve! Dinner was wonderful. :)

Now I’m stuffed and ready for bed. Here’s to my last night as a 26 year old – it’s been fun!

Good Night!

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