Saturday, September 12, 2009

winner winner birthday dinner

So Friday was dear Nathan's birthday. I like to do fish on birthdays so I brought home a monster swordfish steak. I wanted to keep it pretty simple so I didn't have to spend all day in the kitchen making side dishes and such. So the swordfish with white beans, arugula and pesto was born. The sword was cooked beautifully, thanks Nate.

And this is what he got himself for his birthday. Bike #5938477239949. And he rode it in the kitchen. Notice the dog running away in fear.

And this my friends is the coconut cake that I made for him. I've been promising this cake for what he says is 10 years. I beg to differ. We've only been cooking well for 4 or 5 years. It was good. Probably could have used cake flour to make it a bit more tender. It had a pretty big crumb to it, but with enough frosting it was better. I'm also very critical of myself, at least when it comes to cooking. I will say not bad for my first "from scratch" cake.


  1. It was worth the wait, I'm so lucky to be living next door, perfect amount of coconut yum. I'm inspired if only I had more time and energy.

  2. yummm... coconut cake. Happy belated b'day Nathan, that meal looks absolutely delicious. great blog site, like what I see. I look forward to future blogs...but future coconut cake would be mmmm...mmmm...mmm. Kathy Scudieri