Thursday, February 25, 2010

A very special birthday

My husband turns 30 today. It's been a big month for both of us with birthdays.

Erik's favorite dessert is cheesecake. I TOTALLY cheated and made him a no-bake cheesecake. I had to save time somewhere because I will be spending hours preparing his favorite meal of all-time, chicken and dumplings (German/North Dakota style). Think lots of heavy cream, slow-roasted chicken and dumplings as big as heads (ok, not that big...). Erik's mom taught me how to make this meal when we were spending the holidays in North Dakota. I am a bit nervous because steaming the dumplings seems a bit tricky. Wish me luck!

Welcome to the 30's my dear. I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

{Photo credit: AZ Cookbooks}


  1. Yum that cheesecake looks awesome. Sometimes the easiest things to make turn out to be the most delicious.

  2. Happy Birthday Erik!


  3. Happy Birthday to Erik!! The meal sounds delicious!

  4. good luck! Happy bday to your honey.

  5. Jenna, You will do fine and the meal will be perfect. Not only because you are an amazing cook, but Erik loves you very much and it is our "imperfections" that make us perfect for each other, and with love in his eyes he will see only you and your love to please him!

  6. Everything smells so good so far and it all looks delic! The boys will love eating this meal when they get home from his bday happy hour you set up for your hunny! What a nice surprise that was! You're the best wife ever!