Happy Birthday, love!

Yesterday was J’s birthday. When I got up, I baked him marble-cake-muffins while I was in the shower. [clarification for Ute : The muffins baked in the oven while I was in the shower :)]

I have to say that I am a big advocate of everybody having a birthday-cake [or -muffins] on their birthdays. Preferrably homemade.
When I see the cakes that you can buy at the supermarkets here, all colorful, supersweet and disgusting, I really want to throw up. I once bought one of those “cake mixes” where you just have to add water *ieeek* or milk… but the outcome tasted terrible. It’s really not worth it to buy a cake mix, if you can buy and mix the single baking ingredients in the same amount of time. And the actual cake tastes so, so much better if you make it from scratch.

I also put some candles on the muffins and got J a card, a gift certificate for Amazon and tickets to the Causeway Classic which we will be going to on November, 3rd.

We’ve been a couple of times before and it’s always a fun game and a “heated” atmoshpere. I really don’t know who I am going to cheer for this year, J [and I somewhat] being UC Davis alumni and I being a Sac State Employee now.

I only worked a half day today, so I could spend some time with J. Since we took Kari to the airport in the afternoon [because she’s visting a friend over the weekend], we had the rest of the day -and therefore the rest of the weekend- to ourselves.

We went out to dinner last night at Thai Basil. We had passed the restaurant a couple of times while taking a walk and J had expressed interest in going there sometime, so he picked this place for his birthday dinner :) We both love Thai food!

We had crispy fried spring rolls as an appetizer

Crispy Fried Spring Rolls

and then Pad Thai with Shrimp and Spicy Red Curry.

Pad Thai with Shrimp and Spicy Red Curry

The place definitely deserved to be voted Sacramento’s Best Thai. It was delicious!

We finished up the night with some spooky X-files episodes. Yes, folks, we’re still working on watching all seasons. We’re half way into season three now and I hate to admit it, but I’ve really gotten into it ;)

It was a quiet and uneventful birthday and I wish I could have thrown a party for J [but you guys are just too far away for that , darn it] but I think he still had a good time “just” with me *g*

P.S. Of course, it was also Susi‘s birthday yesterday – J and she are birthday twins ;) – and I wanted to say: I wish you all the best again, sweetie. Did you get my card/gift??

  1. Happy Birthday to J!!!!! And the food looks so yummy!!!

  2. happy belated birthday jon. i am sure he was doing just compeltely perfect just with you:-)
    i totally agree with you when it comes to cake mixes. i mean, is it so much more effort to look in a recipe book than onto that packaging what to put when into bowl. when you can’t compare the taste of a fresh baked cake to a cake mix. i hate all the chemical shit. and especially those cakes you can buy in the grocery markets. eeewww.
    im glad you guys have the appartment for you during the weekend. and glad to hear jon had a nice and cozy birthday.
    and again happy belated birthday to you susi.

  3. OH MY GOSH now i want thai. GREAT. :) that looks so awesome I am so jealous! Oh my gosh! I just got all the ingredients so I can bake Justin a cake as well. I like how you baked the muffins while you were in the shower though. HEHE. I know you meant he was in the shower, but you didnt say it. :) Oh it was Susi’s birthday as well? Man, gotta hurry to her side now. Alright enjoy the weekend sweetie. LOVE YA

  4. Happy Birthday to J!!!
    Yes, many American’s think a birthday cake means lots of sicky sweet frosting. Yuck! My dream birthday cake would be Mohn Kuchen! YUM!!!

  5. Happy belated Birthday, J!
    That sounds like a great dinner. Was is hot?
    Have a good weekend!

  6. Man that food looks delicious! Sounds like a perfect dinner. Good luck deciding who to cheer for (I’d say who ever is more likely to win or whoever the scary fan next to you roots for ;-))

  7. happy belated b-day J. you’ll get your real b-day hug in just a few weeks ;-)

  8. Happy belated Birthday to J from me as well! Mmmh Marble cake muffins sound delicious. I don’t like cakemixes, sweet cakes from the store or cakes with too much cream, so I made J a Gugelhupf- redwine cake this year which I decorated and he liked it a lot! In Sweden cakes always seem to contain loads of cream preferably covered with sugarcoating to be festive…
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  9. Happy belated b-day to Jon!! All the food looks good and the marble cake muffins sound yummy! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  10. Oh yum yum yum yum yum! That food looks great!

    I love your comment about grocery store cakes. Ick. For me it’s whipped cream on top or nothing. None of that super sweet stuff for me. When I go to someone elses birthday or any where else there’s a cake, I always go for a piece right in the middle, as to avoid the icing. Yuck.

    Happy belated B-Day to J!

  11. I see the post above titled “Moving On”. I hope all is well.

  12. lol. thanks for clarifying that for me! :)

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