Happy Birthday Jace!

Today’s our son Jace’s birthday. (Cue balloons and confetti!) He’s been working long hours lately, so I figure the best thing I can do for him today is set him up with a good meal and a little peace and quiet.

Speaking of peace and quiet, that reminds me of a favorite Jace story, since this is his day and all…

Few who know him today would guess that when he was a little boy, his mouth was in gear every second, of every day. If I had just a nickle for every time I heard, “Look Mom!”, I could have retired ten years ago. One day the endless verbal stream was getting to me, and it must of shown on my face because he asked me what was wrong. I told him, “I’d just like a little peace and quiet”. He went over to his craft table, snipped the corner off of a piece of colored paper, and presented it to me very solemnly saying, “Here Mommy. Here’s a little piece of quiet for you”. Everybody say awwwww…..

So Jace, here’s to you buddy. Hopefully we can give you some good food, tolerable company, and a little “piece of quiet” today.

We’ll start off with some deviled eggs and glazed chicken drummies, in case you’re feeling a mite peckish before we get dinner on the table. We’ll send Dad out to the grill to cook a some prime rib on the rotisserie. I’ll make some scalloped potatoes, roasted asparagus, heck, might as well have some green beans too. Then we’ll finish up with your favorite butter pecan ice cream, which I even made lactose free just for you:)

Might take a while to get any recipes posted. We have a party going on today! (But I did post a recipe for the Broccoli Beef In Oyster Sauce we had for dinner last night.

Broccoli beef in oyster sauce

Oh yeah, I made some Crack In A Bag too!)

crack in a bag

Author: MOM

Cards on the table, I'm NOT a chef. Most of the time, I don't really even like to cook. But, I ALWAYS love to eat!....and I've had a lifetime of great cooks in my family showing me what good food's supposed to taste like. People are always asking me for recipes, asking what I'm cooking, so here you go. What I cook is probably as bizarre as my kids think I am. Sometimes healthy, sometimes artery clogging. Sometimes gourmet, sometimes just a quick fix to fill an empty place. Sometimes secret Italian family recipes, sometimes quick dump and stir out of cans. That's the way I roll. Take what you please, leave the rest. It's not brain surgery.

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