I've been busy getting all the ingredients together and scoping out the recipes she's picked out for her birthday meal.
I have to say that everyone else in the family usually picks a fairly normal meal for their birthday choice; however, Miss Hannah usually picks exotic, involved recipes...after all, this is her chance to enjoy whatever she would like!
Here's what I'll be making for her birthday...all are recipes she found on Pinterest.
Let's start with the most delicious sounding first....dessert, which is Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pie, found on The Complete Savorist blog. I think I can do this one fairly easily. Are you a dark chocolate lover?
Next is her side dish...Quinoa Fried "Rice" found on Gimme Some Oven blog. We already have a big bag of quinoa, so hopefully that will prepare quickly. Are you a quinoa lover?
And lastly, I have a choice for the main dish. She picked two similar beef dishes...either Slow Cooker Cashew Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry (seems easier as the crockpot does almost everything for me). This one was found on The Recipe Critic blog.
Or her second choice of Bulgogi Korean BBQ found on A Spicy Perspective blog. I looked up the word Bulgogi, which was new to me, and it literally means fire meat in Korean. I'll see which recipe strikes a chord tomorrow. Which one would you pick?
Where is Sarah when I need her help in the kitchen?!
Anyway, I hope everything will turn out delicious. I'll just start early enough in the morning to get it all accomplished. Of course, Hannah volunteered to help with the meal. But no one should have to cook or do any sort of manual labor on their birthday! ...just my humble opinion.
Happy Birthday, Hannah! Enjoy it to the fullest!