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Thursday, October 01, 2009

It Was My Birthday, And Wife Did The Cooking!



Normally our deal is I cook! I like to, am half way good at it, and, well.. It works for us! As it was my birthday, she seemed determined to make me the recipient of a good meal, instead of being the cook. What ever you may think, the Goob can cook pretty good when cornered.. We had a delightful plate of angel hair pasta, with seared scallops in a Parmesan/White wine/Garlic/Basil sauce that was delightful! Steamed broccoli, that went with the not-too-thick sauce perfectly. Dessert was purchased at a local Dutch eatery- a Coconut Cream Pie, which I am partial to- even though not a favorite of son or wife who ate some anyway!
It's a joy when others do simple things for you that you appreciate. Remember to compliment your cook, and do not take this for granted! You cooks be sure to appreciate their compliments, if you ever want to get any more of them!

55 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy birthday!

buffalodick said...

Thanks! It was...

UBERMOUTH said...

That's wonderful they bought you the pie you like and they don't. That's love!

Happy,happy belated Birthday Buffalodick.

buffalodick said...

Uberdear- Thanks! That's what I thought too!

Mona said...

Yaaay! I am s glad Mrs. Buf cooked for you. That was so sweet of her! :D

Jeanne said...

Yeah -- or anything else, either!

Happy Birthday, Buf!

doggybloggy said...

I am lucky if someone makes me toast so this looks like one fine meal!

blueviolet said...

I was so hoping someone would cook for you and I'm delighted to hear that's what happened! I can tell that you were quite happy with your meal and I hope your whole birthday was wonderful for you. :)

Kate said...

Happy. Happy! And I'm partial to banana cream pie, which they made for me out at TAllgrass, just because they knew I was coming out. How cool is that?

urban vegan said...

I love angel hair pasta.

Happy. healthy b'day Buff.

And no worries about me, please. I am totally fine. It was the last year that was the killer. I have so moved on. Life is great now. Feel free to email me anytime!

Pam said...

Hope you had a happy birthday! I wish there was a dessert that the rest of my family didn't like that I could get for my birthday, but alas, there is no such animal.

Otin said...

This is not a great site for a dieter! LOL!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

How nice. Looks wonderful and glad you had a great birthday.

Beth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE BUFF! I LOVE YOU MADLY!!!!

buffalodick said...

Mona- Me too.. she saw what the givers do, and did it! I hope you get the same.. you sure as heck deserve it!
Jeanne- I'll cook for you, when you wish..
DogB- Shocked, but not displeased would be my comment to this unusual event!
BlueV- A good day, could not ask for better!
Kate- Very cool! I like banana cream even better than coconut cream!
UrbanV- Good to hear you say that.. wish you the best always, and don't take my Haiku seriously, it's just the omnivore coming out in me, mixed with the class clown..
Pam- Tell me about it! I've gotten to be a heck of a baker, because my family doesn't like pie!
Otin- Screw diets on your birthday! Fat and old were made for each other...
Highlander- It really doesn't take much for me to be happy.. the key to happiness is to lower your expectations...
Beth- Your taste in men is only exceeded by your beauty and brains!

Scarlet said...

You're "half way good at it??" So what does that make me, below zero good at it??

You're the cooking expert!! You deserve to be served every now and then, especially on your big day!!

Hope you have many more happy birthdays, Buff! :)

A Year on the Grill said...

Yadda yadda yadda happy birthday to you... But you got me in big trouble with my wife last Sunday...

I got your birthday gift right here buddy...

http://yearonthegrill.blogspot.com/2009/10/praise-and-thanks-to-cooking-dunkin.html

Chris said...

Happy BD, BD ;)

buffalodick said...

Scarlet- You are a wonderful person.. your blog is always one that a glib answer is impossible! You make me think, and I need that..Thank you!
YearBoy- Your last post was the best present ever! I can laugh at myself, better than most- and you did great! No one will ever top that...
Thanks, Chris! You and that yahoo that posted before you have become some of my best reads..

Kathy B! said...

So glad you got someone to cook for you!! Now if you can just teach my hubby how to sear scallops without turning them into tire rubber I would be eternally grateful :)

UBERMOUTH said...

* insert 'crazy' rage here*
pumps fist in air!!!!

:)

Eternally Distracted said...

Belated Birthday Wishes, I'm glad you appear to have had a fab day ...

buffalodick said...

Kathy-I admit to supervising that little step!
UberM- Now what?
E.D.- Was a nice day, all said and done..

TavoLini said...

Happy Belated Birthday :) Those seared scallops look DELICIOUS!!
Coconut creme pie sounds awesome, too.

Marjie said...

I could totally go for a coconut cream pie. Looks like it was a good day, indeed.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Oh how sweet! I was secretly hoping that you wouldn't have to cook your own birthday dinner, even though you love to cook, but it's always nice to be spoiled like that. And spoil you your lovely wife did! Everything looks scrumptious! :)

Heff said...

Happy Belated, BuffaloRichard !

buffalodick said...

Tavolini- Thanks! A surprise, and a pleasant one ,for a change!
Marjie- Old Dutch chain restaurant called Russ's.. food is so-so, but the Dutch in Western Michigan know their desserts! They sell them "to go"..
Stacy- It was nice, for a change..
Heff- Thanks! I'm getting older, but ain't growing up much!

Donna-FFW said...

How lucky are you.. what a sweet wife, sounds like she made a wonderful, tasty meal!! Treasure her , BD!! Good wives are hard to find:)

Just telling it like it is said...

Isn't the little thing om life that your partner does for you and makes you feel love!!!! Awe how sweet as the fan blows in your thinning (it was a guess I swear) hair in the back round! hope your feeling better

buffalodick said...

Donna- I've only been married once, and I plan to say until I die... The smart money is on her to kill me in my sleep one of these days!
Darngirl-Thinning hair? I've grown a pony tail in the last year! I got more hair than my sons combined! Fabio I'm not, but it doesn't look too bad!

Shelly W said...

Happy belated B-day! Nothing better than a home-cooked meal to celebrate...especially when you didn't have to cook it! BTW love your blog :).

buffalodick said...

Shelly- Welcome to my blog! Neat people visit here, and be sure to check some! I'll be over to see what you do, right now!

Jen said...

Glad you got pampered. Happy Birthday to you! :)

buffalodick said...

Jen- You are pampered by everybody you know, as well you should be, but it's time to make a move... do something! Even if if's wrong! Smart girl, the world needs you! Time to come home...

Hit 40 said...

Your wife did great!! Very yummy. Anything with garlic is outstanding.

The small gestures really mean the most. We are all so disconnected with our www connection/ text messages.

... from my blog. I want to hold onto the wine for my MIL. She will enjoy the homemade hooch with me. Homemade wine is entertaining for company.

buffalodick said...

Hit40- My soon-to-be-famous quote- "It all gets you to the Magic Kingdom"...

laughingwolf said...

so, was it a yappy barfday? :O lol

buffalodick said...

LaughingW- I've had waaaay worse! Key to happy- lower what you expect...

A Year on the Grill said...

OK, good buddy A**hole...

read carefully this post...

Challenge extended

Do you have the balls???

http://yearonthegrill.blogspot.com/2009/10/praise-and-thanks-to-cooking-food-of.html

buffalodick said...

Went and said hello- Jeebus, I am not usually this nice.. Don't push it, Jayhawker!

Odat said...

Heyyyyyyy......Why didn't ya tell me or I'd have baked a cake!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY~~~~

Peace

MarmiteToasty said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES DEAR YOU...... better late then never right :)....

sounds wonderful to have someone else cook for a change lol.... one of my lads did make a wicked curry the other night, and as much as they can cook, except for Jacob who loves cooking, they dont like it.... and he is so knackered after an 11 hour day at college and travelling, there is no way he could cook lol....

one day, I might marry a bloke that would like to cook once in a while.....even if it was once a month lol

know you are loved.....

x

buffalodick said...

Odat- It's Ok! I don't really like my own birthday much- I'm more of a giver than a taker...
Marmy- It was a pleasant surprise, and it was pretty good too!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday! We just celebrated the Hubs yeasterday and mine is on the 8th! I made him a funfetti (gasp) cake nix cake cuz thats what he wanted. It kills me jut a little every year but I do it. So in a couple days I will be fifty. Not fifty plus, just fifty, thank you very much. ;) Hope it's been a great weekend for you!

buffalodick said...

I am so loving you are turning fifty-- Still good looking, still have all your smarts- best time of your life, I know these things!

Chef E said...

I have a few before I turn fifty, hubby is first; then I follow, but as I have shared before...no meals made for me, but by the restaurant he takes me to! This does indeed sound like a winner to me...oh and Buff...I would kill for a piece of that pie...my favorite!

Happy Birthday!

buffalodick said...

ChefE- Fifty is nifty! Look forward to your next journey, you don't don't where you will go....

Akelamalu said...

Oh Buff I'm sorry I missed your birthday m'dear.

Belated Birthday wishes to you. x

buffalodick said...

Ake- Thanks! Wishing I'm still alive at this age is a complement!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!!

That meal is right up my alley! I love anything with seafood and pasta!

JihadGene said...

Sorry I missed your birthday! Mine was this month too.

Angela in Europe said...

I always compliment the cook. I know how much work cooking can be (and I like cooking!) so I figure if anyone ever cooks me a meal, they must really like me ;-)!

Angela in Europe said...

Happy late birthday, by the way!

pinknest said...

Happy birthday!! I'm glad to see you are partial to coconut cream pie. It's one of my favorites. Your birthday meal sounds nice and elegant!