August 29, 2009


Yep...that about sums it up for the past 24 hours. My dear husband turns 60 tomorrow and I am having a party for him! Now mind you....he only wanted his kids and first...then he added a couple of friends...then he added a couple of more friends...then he added his sisters and brother, plus the spouses....then he added more friends...then Holy Toledo...I think I am up to about 50 to 60 people! I just started planning this "Main Event" on Thursday afternoon, not to mention that I had to work on Friday! Luckily, I was able to order him a cake, rent some tables and chairs and order some chicken...

Today I cleaned like there was no tomorrow, then I shopped like a mad woman. When I got home this evening I started cooking, chopping veggies, fruit, making some kind of dessert called "Puppy chow" and now I am totally wiped out. So wiped out that I forgot to buy him a birthday gift!!!!!!! I think I will tell him that the party is his gift (I don't know if he'll buy that one!) but I really did forget until about an hour ago..o well, I am making his favorites.

Here's the menu:

Smoked Sausage with sauerkraut
Meatballs with Swedish style gravy
Chicken (from Kroger...the best!)
Cheesy Potatoes
Red Skin Potatoes (from my daughter, Renee)
Corn on the cob (I forgot to shuck tonight..darn!)
Chow Mein Salad
Veggie Pizza
Taco Salad
Buttered Green Beans with almonds
Veggie Tray
Relish Tray
Dinner rolls
Pistachio Pudding (from my daughter in law Sara)
Puppy Chow

Sounds like a lot...well, maybe--- maybe not, depends on who shows up! So if any of you are hungry stop on buy..what's a few more?


Sherry said...

Bobbie,You know me and food,as long as I'm not doin' the cookin'!!! EVERYTHING sounds so good!!! You're gonna have to share a couple of those receipes,like the chow mein salad.

My condolences to your husband. I remember 2 years ago when I turned 60,I ended up feeling very very sad.Not on purpose,it just happened!!! Birthdays never bothered me before,but this one did. I don't know why,it's just the number that comes after 59.
Have FUN FUN FUN today & make some of those guests help you!!!!!!
I'd be there to partay if I could!!!

Deb said...

Good grief, that is a whole lot of food! I hope that all your efforts paid off for a wonderful birthday party for your DH. And if he's like my husband, gifts are always secondary - it's having family and friends around that counts! Tell your DH a big Happy Birthday from me!!

Anonymous said...

I hope your party for your husband went well ~ my husband will be 60 in December but I doubt very much I will be cooking as much as you for "his" party!!!!! It will probably be leftovers from Christmas lol!!!!! Jo

Rose said...

What a nice way to celebrate your husbands 60th birthday! My dad will be turning 70 on September 15th! He is very excited about it because his 2 older brothers had fatal heart attacks in their 40's and died. He considers himself very blessed and loves life and lives it to the fullest. God bless, Rose

Anonymous said...

Wowzers you will have enough food for an army ;) Sounds like a lot of work but also a lot of fun. Happy birthday to your hubby.
I would love get that recipe puppy chow...have never heard of it.