Tuesday, October 7, 2008


For my Dad's birthday we decided to follow his wishes! Every year he makes it hard for us to get him anything by saying, " Don't get me anything, I don't need anything!" or "just a hug and to see my kiddos is good enough for me!", so WE DIDN'T get him anything! Instead Candace came up with the idea to have
" Iron Chef McDonald" (in my best chairman voice)

Instead of having three groups make a main course, dessert and side, we decided to have each group make one the choices and eat one magnificent meal. The secret ingredient being RASPBERRIES, my Dad's favorite thing to eat, made things a bit different and exciting.
My group, Bobby Flay, :
picked the main course, and I knew we had to make it fun, different and somewhat simple, we only had a hour after all. After some searching we constructed a simple recipe of stuffed chicken breasts that we would pan fry for the yummy flavor and roast for a bit in the oven to melt the mozzarella cheese that we stuffed inside and placed on top.

Team Kat Kora:

had the sides, and made a delicious cold raspberry soup,

and a yummy raspberry and greens salad, with candied nuts (yummmmo).
And team Morimoto:
had dessert, and they made TWO desserts, one a raspberry upside down chocolate cake, which was amazing (and i don't really like chocolate), and the other was a German ( i think) dessert with peaches. (Candace you'll need to refresh my memory on what it was called!but it was oh so delicious) Plus a raspberry drink, and artisan bread for us all to enjoy.

I had such a good time, I am a lover of good food and great company and the night was filled with both. It was such a nice time to be with everyone, learn from everyone and laugh. For once not one person had slaved the day away making the meal for us all, except Candace did put in some serious time doing all the shopping and setting up (thank you candace!). Thanks for not wanting anything for your birthday Dad, i believe we all gained from your love and kindness and for just wanting to be together! We all love you!!

(and some how by the end of the night Saige ended up on top of the pot rack begging not to get down..... hmmm)


Chris and Brittani Knudsen said...

What a cool gift...by the way I do teach crazy little 2 year olds! If you are interested in getting her in dance let me know, they are so stinkin cute at that age and the classes are a lot of fun. I have a blog www.academyofdance01.blogspot.com if you want to see if it would be something she would like!

Jenni said...

what a fun idea! I totally agree, there's nothing better than good food, and good company! I loved the picture of Saige in her apron and chef hat!

Kristin said...

Oh my gosh Heather how fun!! The food looked delicious!! Your fam is so so cute! I miss them and you when we hanging out??

Adhis said...

What an amazing night! My mom never taught me how to cook so I'm always fending for myself and thinking "this is too bland for me." I'm so jealous!

That salad looks delicious and has me salivating.

Brad and Jade said...

Heather, I'm glad you left your email address on my blog, I had no idea you had a blog. Every time I think of you I think about when we would sluff seminary and go watch the price is right at your house with Jamie and Abbey, those were some good times. Keep in touch.
By the way that is a good idea, me and Brad love watching Iron Chef

Em said...

sounds like fun.

Jennica said...

I am jealous...that must have been so much fun!!! Hey, also I tagged you on my blog...but no pressure!