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Monday, March 24, 2014

A Memorable Birthday Dinner For Steve

Steve recently celebrated his 37th birthday at the beginning of this month. His parents came into town for a few days and helped us celebrate with him.  We had a birthday dinner on Sunday.  Later, my mom and Geoff joined us all for warm apple pie and ice cream for dessert. Pie is one of Steve's favorite desserts and pie à la mode is especially tantalizing. He was one happy camper.
Steve got to have his parents come up for his birthday as a surprise present. They also brought with them some chocolate covered toffee as well as coconut milk for the special birthday dinner that his mom made.
It was nice to gather around the table for such a tasty meal with Steve's parents. 
The soup Steve's mom made was a recipe that Steve's brother, Matt, helped her to create over the phone while he was in Cambodia.  It has a lot of delicious Asian flavors, made with chicken base and coconut milk as the stock flavored with Ginger and a squeeze of lime, and also cut up veggies including diced cooked yam. The soup is delicious. Our family enjoyed it very much. Steve's mom also took it to a church gathering and won second prize. So we're going to call the soup "Mom and Matt's Award-Winning Cambodian Yam Soup."
We served it with broiled asparagus, rice, and freshly sliced pineapple.
Lily and Amara set the table for the occasion. They love creating a beautiful place setting.

What a way to celebrate such a great guy. We sure love you Steve!

1 comment:

Amanda Lauret said...

Happy birthday to Steve! I'm glad it was a good one for him! That soup sounds so delicious! :)