Hi all! Today I just want to share with you some pics from my mom’s 50th birthday bash last month. My dad and sister threw her a pretty big surprise party, and though they are generally staunchly anti-veg, they seemed oblivious to the fact that, other than some sandwiches and one pan of cooked meat, much of the food they’d had catered was vegan or almost vegan!
There was a variety of bread rolls and a magnificent platter of all kinds of fresh fruit…
…as well as a ginormous bowl of cut raw veggies.
This was a pesto pasta salad of some sort, and (no joke) the best tortilla chips and the best salsa I think I’ve ever tasted (Kirkland Organic, if you’re wondering; from Costco, of all places!).
Though these plates had some cheese (bleh), they also held grapes, sliced apples, rice crackers, and jalapeño jelly. At the top, you can see the little bowls of salty mixed nuts that were scattered about the room.
We’re German chocolate people (we’re also German people, but incidentally, that has nothing to do with German chocolate), so the choice of birthday cake was no surprise; however, the cake itself – specifically its humongous, towering bulk – was a shock. This picture just can’t show you the immensity of this thing. It was as big in diameter as a large pizza.
Maybe this photo can better depict the monstrosity that was this German chocolate cake. It had three massive layers, glued together by and encased in pints of frosting. See that knife we used to cut it? That’s a 10-inch carving knife. This cake was so tender and sweet that I had to use bites of vanilla ice cream to cut the richness of it—have you ever heard of such a thing?! But man…it was GOOD.
It was a great party, and my mom was both surprised and touched. Happy birthday again, mom!