Happy Birthday to the most amazing husband in the whole world – J..O..H..N!!! Woo hoo! John. My John. My best friend. Best other things too, but never you mind about that. Unashamedly selfish and unendingly generous all at the same time – that’s the key to his hilariously dichotomous core, that’s his charm. That and his comfort with who he is – he doesn’t get one bit wrapped up in worrying about what other people are thinking and I LOVE that about him, it’s been a huge eye-opener for me. So, here’s to John, probably on a conference call as I write this, not much birthday fun there. But I think he played basketball this morning (I slept through that, ha), and that’s one thing he really wanted to do today. Another is have chicken and rice for dinner, so that’s of course the plan. Oh, and have chocolate, I’ll be working that in there too. Happy Birthday Honey! (I’m blowing you a kiss, in case you’re wondering, what the..?)
And a fabulous and yummy lunch with my aunt Mary, at Beaujo’s Wine Bar. Thank goodness my lovely aunts don’t get their hair done in Willmar – I get to cash in on regular lunches, woo hoo! We had a nice, juicy Sauvignon Blanc with a delicious Greek sandwich – crusty bread, veggies, cheese, olive spread. A perfect lunch on yet another gorgeous, sunny day. Turns out Minnesota is the new California, have you heard?
On the way back to my car I bowed into Spirit for Kids and picked up a couple of insanely cute little things for the Coopmeister. That store is dangerous; as Stacey and I keep saying, thank goodness there aren’t any little girls in our family. One could do serious damage to one’s pocketbook in that place; everything is original, funky, and pricey.
Well, I’m off to pull together chicken and rice for Johnny’s birthday din. Hmmm…what sauce? I’m incorporating the Cuban yellow rice I made on Sunday night, flavored with a hint of saffron. There’s a bit of sherry in the rice also, I may go with a sherry pan sauce. Nice. That sounds nice. Roasted asparagus. Brownies for dessert. (I’ll post recipes after I figure out exactly what I’m doing, in comments, below.)