Sunday, 7 December 2008

b'day dinner @ home

Dad does the cooking at home. There was a time when he first started cooking and the food was barely edible but it's been quite awhile since I've complained about my dad's food (yes, I do critique dad's cooking at home and well, we've developed a bit of a relationship where everytime he cooks something new, he actually asks me what I think). His cooking has just gone better and better, and more than often, I actually prefer eating at home rather than going out.

For my b'day this year, mum asked if it was ok if we celebrated at home - she said dad wanted to cook. Without mum needing to ask, my answer was yes. Here's a snap of what I had for my b'day dinner:

Soy sauce chicken, Sweet & sour pork, Abalone & cabbage, Prawns with egg. Yummo!
My bro came home after work with cake. How cute! I get this feeling that my bro thinks I'm not growing up. I asked him 'Is there a bear cake for a boy?' He just looked at me incredulously and replied 'Just take the pink flowers off' (at which point everyone started to laugh). Hmm... how awesome would it be to have a cake in the shape of a panda?!
Here's the inside of the cake. It's more or less a black forest cake. It wasn't too heavy and was just right for having after dinner.
Can't believe it's already another year and I'm another year older! This year has creeped up really quickly and it makes me think how quickly I'm gonna go from being in my 20s to going into the 30s *shudder*.

Thanks dad for the awesome dinner! Bro - I loved the cake!


Joanna said...

happy birthday, jenny!

Isla said...

happy belated birthday :)
that's a very cute cake, not so much worried that there aren't any design for boys, but whether there are other flavours? and where abouts did your brother get it from?

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

Happy birthday !! Wish u have a great year comes.. and your dad cooked so nicely...Nothing better than home cooking :D

Karen said...

Happy birthday to you! The food looks so delish :)

panda said...

jo - thanks!

isla - thanks! i'm not sure if the cake comes in any other flavours. my bro got it from 85 degrees on george st. if you find out, let me know!

bean sprout - thank you! i wish i could cook that well at home but for some reason, i just can't seem to cook chinese food!

karen - thanks and the food was heaps delish!