Monday we celebrated
my Dad's birthday!
With a little dinner on the patio.
I got to use my new $3 cake pan from Marshall's.
It worked beautifully.
I used the lemon cake recipe from
one of our Foodie Friday recipes.
Everyone loved it.
It was so moist and lemon-y!
(I used a bit of cocoa to darken the batter for the center.)
Poor Grampa had to peel the Idaho potatoes
for his own birthday dinner.
We had roasted & boiled
We had it both ways, because
Grampa wanted it
and it was his
I preferred the roasted.
It was basted with melted butter,
minced garlic, S&P,
and a squeeze of lime juice.
The best part was the breaded fish.
He loves it dredged in flour,
than the egg wash, & the crushed Premium Saltines
the good old-fashioned way.
Look at how crispy and delicious it is....
I used my little deep fryers out on the patio.
I just love this little thing,
and notice my beautiful extension cord.
It was custom-made especially for me,
by my future electrician!
This is as close as I am going to get to an outdoor kitchen.
We have such short summers and cold winters
that I couldn't justify installing one.
Meanwhile, we had a visitor to our garden.
One that wanted to get in on the BRP*
(Bunny Relocation Program)
Look at those teeth!
Look at those gross crusty claws - YIKES!
Let's visit Susan