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Happy birthday,

Today was the boyfriend’s 20th birthday! =) We ran about picking up his nieces and nephew from Federal Way, brought them home, took the two oldest girls to play at their cousins’ while we got dressed for dinner at Maggiano’s and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Benaroya Hall. It was just lovely.

We dropped the girls off afterwards and headed home for cake. Naturally, BF’s favorite cake has to be the most complicated known to man: German Chocolate Cake. That being said, it was beyond wonderful – and, as someone who doesn’t like coconut (there are two cups in the recipe- jeeze!) that is impressive praise. Four layers of moist chocolate cake, with a custard-coconut-pecan filling, rum syrup glaze, the richest chocolate frosting you’ve ever had, topped with more of the coconut and pecan mixture. Amazing. Yes, it’s labor intensive, but it is definitely worth it! And Jules GF flour really proved its worth – this is layer cake perfection.

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gobble gobble

Happy Thanksgiving! It has been a full day around here! In addition to the multi-course carb-fest, it’s also Mom’s birthday! Our menu this year:

+ Brined Turkey with Paprika, Olive Oil and Sea Salt Rub
+ Wild Rice Dressing with Cranberries and Hazelnuts
+ Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Bacon and Cranberries
+ Baby Red Potatoes Mashed with Roasted Garlic
+ Pumpkin Pie

Happy holidays! Eat well, try not to go too deep into a food coma…

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Whew

I made it! It’s Thanksgiving break! Woooo! My afternoon class was cancelled; I still had to show up for Rome at 12:30, which was fun but kind of frustrating… Grabbed lunch with Chester afterwards and checked at least one person off my Christmas shopping list…

In other news, it looks like a funeral parlor around here: there are flowers everywhere, having arrived throughout the day, to celebrate Mom’s birthday tomorrow. I’ll be honest, I’m a little jealous — but I’m also glad I get to be here this year to celebrate.

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oh dahling

Well our Seattle Summer has returned – 60 degrees, slightly humid and overcast until about 3 this afternoon. Lovely. Anyway, after class headed over to Volunteer Park for Lena’s water fight birthday party. The weather pretty much sucked, but we still had a good time and I took the opportunity to snap some shots of the dahlia garden and the Conservatory… check out my flickr for the best of the best :)

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