I have always liked birthdays. It is an excuse for a party—always a good idea. But I have to admit I am somewhat embarrassed about celebrating mine when I am not in charge. (That probably says a lot about me). Anyway, February 4th was actually quiet. Dan and I were invited to Paul and Janice’s for supper. A perfect celebration. But, the next day I got too much attention at church and then several friends wanted to go out to Texas Roadhouse for lunch. I think I would have refused had I known they were going to make me sit on a saddle and then bring a whole bunch of staff to sing a loud and rollicking song. I can guarantee there are no pictures of that going on this blog.
I did get a Spiralizer for my birthday though. Here’s the picture on the box…
These little gadgets are really fun.
I can’t wait to do a potato like is in the bottom right corner and put it on the grill with a little oil and seasonings on it. Kind of like a grilled potato chip on a skewer.
Here is what I did today. I spiralized with that left hand blade one big russet potato, one big sweet potato and one big carrot. Then I threw them in a pan with olive oil, seasonings and enough basil flavored vinegar from our neighbors who make their own to provide enough liquid to steam the whole thing. I didn’t cook it until it was all mush but still done. Dan said it was like eating candy. It was good. I have a zucchini, and yellow squash in the frig so am going to try making a vegetable soup we enjoy with spirals tomorrow.