Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Big 3-2

Wow, I actually titled this post "The Big 3-1" until I thought for a moment and realized I'm older than I knew. Hmmm. So yes, at the beginning of December I turned 32 big ones. I had a super busy week leading up to my birthday and hadn't really made plans until I opened my front door and my parents were standing there! They came to help celebrate and best of all, they came bearing pie, the one request I had mentioned to my husband this year!

We had pie the night before my birthday because who in their right mind can resist my mom's homemade cherry pie, certainly not me! On my actual birthday, the hubs took me out for a lovely dinner at MK where we indulged in the tasting menu, a real treat.

But first, a photo of us getting ready to go out.. always a photo when my ma's around! 

And now, cue the crappy iPhone food pics!
Amuse-Bouche: Ceviche
Course 1: Chicken consomme with black truffle dumplings
Course 2: Scallops. The best I've ever had. Melt in your mouth.
Course 3: Bass with roasted parsnips
Course 4: Squab, foie gras, and MK's famous truffle fries
Course 5: Goat cheese
Course 6: Dark chocolate tart
The meal was fantastic and it was so nice spending a night out with M, in non stretchy waist band pants. Thanks to my parents for making that possible with their surprise visit! I'm looking forward to a great year ahead. The best is yet to come.


  1. your parents sure do like keeping secrets as to their whereabouts, and then SURPRISE there they your front door or hotel glad you had a good birthday Jilly..

  2. We wouldn't have missed your birthday for anything. It was so much fun surprising you. I am glad that big M kept it a secret from you!! It looks like you had a wonderful dinner at MK. I could go for a piece of that cherry pie right now!! :)