Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Birthday Soirée

My mom (Mimi) has a birthday this week, and since I'll be out of town, we celebrated on Sunday evening with a little dinner. My brother, Jamie, his wife, SuSu, and their new dog, Boone, all joined us. (Boone is so well-mannered, he's always welcome.)

I decided to cook up a batch of my friend Kim's Chicken Enchiladas Fabulosas. For the record, Kim is far too humble to call her enchiladas "fabulosas." I added the adjective because I feel they are beyond just plain old enchiladas. You can check out my link for the (easy!) recipe.

We served some Spanish-style rice, and surprisingly several people actually wanted to try the refried beans, so we served some of those as well.

But the real star of the night was the cake that SuSu and Jamie picked out. Here's Mimi and her cake:

Isn't she lovely?

Which one? Both, silly.

Jamie and SuSu were out of town all weekend, so there wasn't any time to come up with something from scratch. SuSu asked if I'd tell you guys that she made this, but I didn't feel like that would be fair to my readers. But she did pick it out, and that's saying something.

Check it out! There was so much chocolate here that I felt kind of twitchy after my serving.
Some party guests wasted no time and dug right into their cake and ice cream.

Others lurked about, hoping to receive a few spare crumbs. (I already gave him a bite of cheese, so I didn't want to get in trouble by offering him cake too)

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing."

Some of us were a bit messier with our cake than others.

Michaela Byrd tried to climb across the table to swipe a few crumbs....

Sometimes cake is worth it!

Happy Birthday, Mimi!
{Bon Appetit!}

It's Tasty Tuesday! Head over to see Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for some tempting recipes.

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  1. omw, is that the 6lb chocolate cake from costco? that's stacy's fav!!! are you sure you don't have any leftovers for our road trip???

  2. I was going to ask, as erinbeth already did, if that's the Costco all-American triple chocolate cake (or whatever they call it). We've had that cake ... yum. We look at it every time we go to Costco.

    The enchiladas, rice, and beans do look fabulous. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the photos!

  3. Chocolate cake is definitely one of my favorite things in the world. :)

  4. Jane @ Finding FabulousSeptember 22, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Wow...yummo!! That looks like some majorly delicious food...sounds like a wonderful time!

  5. how can you possibly fit so much sweetness in one post?!
    those kids! mimi! that face on the dog! awwww and, last but NOT least that chocolate cake! I'm drooling all over my keyboard!

  6. boone vs. amber judith - who wins? WHO WINS!?!?!

  7. That cake looked like heaven on a plate. OH MY GOODNESS! I'm doing the no sugar right now, but oh how I would love a piece of that:)

  8. Yummy! That cake looks delicious and your girls are adorable! So glad you had a chance to celebrate before you left.

  9. I love the way your girls are enjoying that cake...priceless. Your mom is beautiful.Come share your slow cooker recipes at Crock Pot Wednesday. I would love to see you there. diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com

  10. I'm going to have to stop reading your blogs...I get so hungry looking at all the DELICIOUS food you prepare. Wish I lived next door to be your taste tester.

    Happy belated birthday to mommy :)


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