I am a sucker for birthdays. I love celebrating my friends’ birthdays, and I’m not going to lie – I love my own birthday. Guess I was born without the Peter Pan gene – I don’t mind growing up. Each year has gotten better and better, and surely this year will not disappoint.
To celebrate this year, I wanted to cook a meal. A BIG meal. I’ve had some bouts of insomnia lately, and ended up spending those sleepless nights pouring over cookbooks, including my new Lavender cookbook, a gift from my dear friends Krista and Ryan after their recent trip to a lavender farm in New Mexico! What a treat this little book has proven to be.I decided birthday dinner would include the following:
- butterscotch pumpkin muffins with honey lavender butter (the lavender cookbook by sharon shipley)
- giant crusty and creamy white beans with greens (supernatural cooking by heidi swanson)
- jasmine rice mushroom pilaf with lavender (the lavender cookbook)
- savory autumn cobbler (a recipe shared by a dear friend)
I spent all day cooking, and I can’t imagine a better way to enjoy a birthday. Except maybe the addition of croissant french toast with strawberries from Gold Standard….but I’m not complaining. I’ll try that jam sooner or later ;)
Recipes to follow. I’m sleepy.