Weekend Dog Blogging #45

by Cate on July 31, 2006

Birthday celebrations continued today, and it’s not either of our birthdays yet. ;) Today we celebrated mine and Nicholas’ birthday at my parents’ house with them, my sister and brother-in-law. We haven’t had Indian food from our favorite restaurant in awhile, and since my parents’ live nearby, we got take-out from Begum Palace in Madison, and a local Chinese restaurant for the non-Indian food eaters. All our (and my!) favorites hit the table … Chicken Makhani, Bhel Puri, Pappadum, Aloo Tikki, Assorted Snacks, Meat Samosas and Basmati Rice. From the Chinese restaurant, Fried Chicken Wings, Dumplings, Cold Sesame Noodles with Peanut Sauce, General Tso’s Chicken, Shrimp with Lobster Sauce, Egg Foo Young, Dim Sum and more. Needless to say, I know what we’re eating tomorrow!

My mom is so cute. To keep Nicholas and my birthday celebrations separate, she set two tables. We ate dinner in the kitchen at the table set for my birthday. After dinner, we went to the dining room for dessert, where the table was set for Nicholas’ birthday. And, of course, two cakes! Apologies to bakeries out there, but so far, nobody beats the buttercream frosting that comes out of the Costco bakery. Unfortunately, the cakes are quite large (although still a bargain at $14.99!), so we don’t order them too often. I took advantage of the birthday celebrations and got my cake from there, colored with lots of pink, of course – isn’t it adorable? For Nicholas, I got him a Barney cake. They did a great job, and Nicholas was thrilled.

Alright, on with your Weekend Dog Blogging roundup. Until tomorrow …

A year ago today … more birthday celebrations.

The trio from Dispensing Happiness take advantage of Mom being away to catch up on some much needed sleep. ;)

The very aristocratic-looking Letta from Something So Clever:

Sophie from You Gonna Eat All That? in Virgina strikes a model pose. Check out Barbara’s site for another picture of Sophie kicking back with her Uncle Richard.

A very happy Flurry checks in from Laura Rebecca’s Kitchen:

Is It EDible? gains a new sous chef in the kitchen … or is it a new taste tester?

Mr. Woofy from The Kitchen Wench enjoys a short stroll:

Bailey from The Savory Notebook is a patient model while he gets photographed by two very special photographers:

Another little one, it’s Willie from Eating for One in Kansas:

Lola (love the name) from Alice Q. Foodie in California

Simba from Up a Creek without a PatL takes a quick snooze:

A beautiful shot of Lucky Buddy Bear and Patchy the Cat playing nice from Farmgirl Fare:

And lastly, our very own Eli.

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dani July 31, 2006 at 2:43 am

I love Indian Food but it’s actually pretty hard to find a decent restaurant in a city like Chicago. But I am in class with a girl from India and she offered me to show how to cook some dishes at home. I will definitely take advantages of that.

Same with Chinese Food – even though there is China Town in the south part of the City, we are still talking about how great Chinese Food was in that small restaurant where DH was stationed.

Love your Mom’s Idea with the two seperate tables – those cakes look so good!

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Ed Tep August 1, 2006 at 2:22 am

How can one go wrong with Indian AND Chinese food. Sounds like y’all had a feast. And thanks for hosting another edition of WDB.

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