Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Guess who's turning 70!

Happy Birthday to the sweetest Mother in the world!  "Nana" will be turning 70 tomorrow and I am flying to Durban at 6.00 am to be with her!  It's a secret and I know that she is disappointed because she thinks I am not coming!  Philip and Stacey will drive up on Friday, and we are having a dinner party for her on Saturday night.  Still working on our menu, but have sort of settled on the following:
Smoked Salmon with cream cheese Roulade
Roast Leg of Lamb with mint sauce
Butter Basted Chickens
Roast Potatoes
Asparagus and Halloumi Cheese Salad
Steamed Green Beans with lemon and almonds
Caramalised Baby Carrots
Birthday Cake
Hmmm!  Sounds good to me!  It all depends of course on whether or not I get the right ingredients once I get to Durban.  We are doing the table in baby blue, white and silver.  I need to go home tonight and wrap the pressies and get my packing done.  Have to be up and at the airport by 5.00 am at least - talk about an early day.  Colin (my brother) will fetch me from the airport and take me straight to Mum and Dad!  Oh my word, I am nervous - I do hope everything goes well!  It will be the first time since relocating that my mother will have all her children and grandchildren together.  The picture above was taken at my father's 70th in July last year.


Avril said...

Happy Birthday Nana !!! Hope you have a really memorable birthday 'bash'. Yumm! - the menu sounds good too!

Jeanette said...

That menu sounds divine! Enjoy the weekend :)