Hello everyone, I hope you had a lovely week. Mine was a bit crazy but very yummy. On my birthday the girls and I went to my mother's and had lunch with her and my sister. My mother made fresh figs stuffed with brie, wrapped in prosciutto and grilled, heaven. My sister made the most interesting dessert (she says it is sooo hard to make me something I have not already made ;-) She made a Thia black rice pudding that she flavored with black licorice and lavender. I know it sounds weird but you know it worked. It was subtle, not in your face, well done Laurie xoxox
We watched Confessions of a Shopaholic (which felt a bit like my youth flashing before my eyes, although I could not afford such high end stuff) I LOVED this movie. If you have not seen it you must. It is wonderful, fantastic fashion and so funny.
The rest of the week kind of got taken over by hauling free firewood. Which I am not complaining about, I mean what an answer to prayer !!! But not what I had been planning. David and I will make up for it in a couple of weeks. But the girls blessed and spoiled me, thank you girls. Auberne` made me the sweetest video on her new blog, I Talk in Movie Quotes. They made me breakfast in bed. Chocolate fill croissants, apple-wood smoked bacon, lavender/rosemary tea and homemade greek yogurt with fresh raspberries and lavender honey. As you can see it was a yummy week, the best thing by far was the cheesecake milkshake (recipe below)
I took a picture of some of my birthday goodies. There was also vintage pink pyrex, a pink tea cozy with rose tea spoons, pink tea and a Amazon gift card (thank you, both of you, you know who you are xoxox), books, crystal magnet, vintage hunting fabric for my library, a whole box of Sees candy, my hubby let me custom pick what I wanted, lavender caramel's wrapped in dark chocolate and more.
Mostly though there was you wonderful readers, thank you for all the birthday wishes, gifts and love you showered me. Oh and I will wear the hat. You made me feel very special and that was the best gift of all. Thank you xoxo
makes 4 large glasses
4 slice of cheesecake or one small whole cheesecake, you want a vanilla cheesecake with a graham-cracker crust
Vanilla Ice cream
In a blender put the cheesecake, 5 large scoops of ice cream and some milk. Blend and add enough milk to get it all going. Taste and add more ice cream/milk as needed. Enjoy, it is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy rich, as it should be ;-)