A birthday celebration

Such a busy day today! We are going away for Mr S’s birthday on Tuesday, so thought we would have a few friends and family round for dinner today. He said he didn’t want a fuss, but you’re not 50 every day so I had to give him a little  bit of a treat 😀. 

I have been cooking all day – an Indian themed dinner, as it is easy to feed a crowd with curries and rice. I have made a chicken curry, lentil dahl, saag aloo and a chick pea curry, with some naans, poppadums and dips. I have three vegetarians and a coeliac amongst the guests and Indian food is frequently vegetarian and gluten free anyway, so it seemed a good choice.

A friend at work made a birthday cake, a splendid lemon and lime extravaganza with piped meringue and buttercream. I hope it tastes as good as it looks. I have also made a gluten free chocolate cake using the Betty Crocker mix I found in Aldi the other day. It looks nice so I shall be interested to see how it tastes. 

I have made enough to feed a small army so I hope they are hungry.  I will let you know how it goes!

12 thoughts on “A birthday celebration

  1. Many Happy Returns to Mr Shoestring! My husband had his 80th a couple of years ago and I arranged an afternoon tea party, but I love what you have done, an Indian-themed party, and my goodness, that cake looks wonderful! Sae me a slice, pleeeeze! Well, if Mr Shoestring doesn’t mind! It’s his cake after all! Have a lovely party, and hope you have a wonderful get-away break on Tuesday.
    Margaret P

  2. Happy birthday to Mr Shoestring!
    I’m sure your guests will appreciate your lovely curries. I lim entertaining but it is hard work. A holiday is just the thing to chill out and relax after the celebrations. Enjoy. X

  3. Happy birthday to Mr Shoestring. Yum it all sounds deeelicious would love all the recipes. Have a great time and a lovely break away. x

  4. Happy birthday Mr Shoestring, hope your day has been good. That cake looks mighty tasty and I hope it was. Well done Mrs Shoestring on your beautiful menu.

  5. Happy birthday Mr Shoestring!
    I hope the party went well (the food and cake look super) and wish you both a lovely relaxing time on holiday.

    • The cake was divine. I think it might have contained a few calories though …

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