Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, November 18, 2016

A Birthday Party for Jim

Husband Jim turned 70 today
Twenty-two friends joined us to celebrate

And not only did we sing "Happy Birthday"
but we also sang
"For He's A Jolly Good Fellow"
(thank you Phil)

Dinner was served on the breakfast porch
the Spode Blue Room
small rolls, Rea Drummond's Pulled Pork, Smokestake Baked Beans and
Grandmother's Coleslaw

The pulled pork is awesome
Daughter Sarah found the recipe -- Pioneer Woman's Pulled Pork
She's made it not once but twice
and received rave reviews both times
(As did I tonight)

Grandmother's Coleslaw

And of course for a birthday there must be cake!

Chocolate with curls of chocolate
And not 70 candles but candles that said "70"!

It was a semi surprise . . . 
Jim suspected something but he wasn't sure what

He was pleased that so many of our friends
came to spend the evening with him.



Bernideen said...

Looks like quite a wonderful feast of gourmet foods for the special birthday boy! Happy Birthday to Jim and isn't he lucky to have a wife who is a chef!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Happy Birthday to Jim! My friend Janice over at Curtains in my Tree just turned 70 on Thursday! Do you know her?
Looks like Jim had some wonderful food for his special day, especially that cake! Yummy!
Take care Martha!

ellen b said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. What a nice spread for the party!

lucy said...

Happy birthday to your Jim. Looks like he had a great celebration.

Entertaining Women said...

A beautiful celebration for your sweet Jim...done with your usual eye for design and attention to the smallest detail. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay