17 November 2008

I'm the big 5-0 today!


Last night Bob surprised me by hosting a small birthday party in my honor at our house. He was the host and chef and waiter! It was so fun to have them over and celebrating ME!

First course was shrimp cocktail... my personal all time favorite. It was followed by tomato basil soup which I failed to get a picture of...

Next was a salad with homemade garlic croutons and parmesan shards with homemade balsamic vinegarette dressing.

Next was bay scallops with bacon and black salt.

Dinner was a ribeye steak on grilled garlic toast with roasted cauliflower and Spanish green beans...

Dessert was Hagen Daus ice cream with homemade hot fudge sauce with whipped cream and an almond cookie.

Here's a toast of Bob's limoncello to my fiftieth birthday and to our Chef...

And the other wonderful libations Bob kept pouring for us as the night went on...

Thank you dear husband, for the surprise and for all you did to organize something for me and to keep it a surprise from your very remarkably smart wife who usually figures these things out!


  1. Happy Birthday Terri! You've got a gem in that Bob for sure...what a lovely birthday celebration surprise! Here's a hug...and cheers!

  2. Happy Birthday Terri! Your hubby did a fantastic job with your dinner celebration, WOW!

  3. Happy Brirthday, Terri! Sounds like you had a nice dinner...how very sweet of your dh to do all of that for you!

  4. Happy Birthday Ter!! (im a terri too, and my birthday is thursday!) MMM Limoncello..thanks for reminding me, im late making mine for the holiday gifts!

  5. Happy Birthday!!!!

    What a wonderful meal and even better husband to do all of that for you.

    You are a very blessed woman.

    Becky K.

  6. Happy belated Birthday to a wonderful lady!!!! May you have many more healthy, happy years!
    What a great guy that hubby of yours is!! :)


  7. I helped by keeping it a surprise. And suggesting he do SOMETHING eventhough you said you didn't want anything. But he came up with the idea and the food and the menu and did all the inviting. It was mostly him but a little me. Love you mom! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  8. Happy Birthday!!! What a sweet husband. Hope you have a wonderful day:-)

  9. And you don't look a day over 30!!!!!!!
    happy Birthday my sweet friend, and many many more!!!

    Lots of luvs and hugs,
    Kristen :-)

  10. Happy Birthday! That food looks amazing!! Food = Heaven to a pregnant woman :) Happy early Holidays!

  11. Happy Birthday Dear Terri!

    What a wonderful celebration. The food looks delicious and you look beautiful!

  12. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful evening you had! Bob did a great job with that menu and the presentation!!!!!

  13. Wow, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Bob sounds so wonderful. Just an intimate dinner at home with friends. Can't get any better than that!! I hope you have a wonderful 50th year!! BIG HUG!!

  14. Happy Birthday to you on your milestone! Now I need a hubby to take care of me like you

  15. Happy, happy birthday dear Terri!
    Such a sweet day for one of the sweetest ladies ever. Your Bob is a real keeper...handsome, dear and can cook like that too? Wow!
    You look beautiful Terri and definitely do NOT look 50!

    A special dinner with special friends cooked by a special man...now THAT is a special birthday!


  16. A very Happy Birthday to you!!

  17. Happy Birthday dear Terri:-) I'm so sorry I didn't post a card on my blog for you today, I didn't have time to even make a post today! lol I'll have one for you tomorrow:-)It sounds like you had a wonderful time at your surprise party...the food sure looked yummy!!! xoxo

  18. Happy Birthday to you.. What a great party!

  19. Wow Happy 50th!!!! Celebrate it!!!! 50 is the new 30 so enjoy! It sounds like you had a wonderful party!

  20. Jenny M.10:01 PM

    Wow, just an amazing celebration for a wonderful woman. You don't look a day over 30, I agree! Happy Birthday!

  21. Happy Birthday Terri. Wow your sweetie is really thoughtful. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. You know they say 50 is just the beginning. Oprah says it only gets better!

  22. I must say...I really have taught my uncle a lot over the years...glad to see he is putting it to good use towards my favorite Steffes aunt!!!

  23. Wow, that was so nice of him! My husband would never do that! Is your hubby a gourmet cook?? Seems like it! Happy Birthday!

  24. Happy belated 50th..I celebrated my 50th this October, I guess I am a tad older than you. My sister,son & daughter gave me a surprise party. Even my husband didn't know. Hope your enjoying 50 as much as I am. :)EllenL


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