Sunday, January 25, 2009

IRON CHEF BIRTHDAY PARTY
For those of you not familiar with the Food Network show "Iron Chef", the contestants (two dueling chefs) compete by making a ton of different food with a secret ingredient that is only revealed right before they need to start cooking and they only have an hour to make their masterpieces. My friend Trisha threw me a similar bday party. The secret ingredient was PEANUT BUTTER (one of my fav foods). She gave the ingredient to those that were cooking the night before to research and make something for the party that night (I didn't have to cook - just enjoy!)
Appetizer was meatballs with a peanut butter sauce! Very good, not overpowering at all.

A Peanut Butter Soup. This was really good! The PB and the chicken broth really complimented each other!




Oriental chicken salad with peanut butter sauce. This was was the winner! Taste and presentation!

PB rolls!!!

Another friend also brought a Chicken and rice dish with a Peanut sauce that was really good too, but I didn't get a picture! Thanks to all my friends for showing me so much love. I had a great time with all of you. I would like to especially thank Trish for putting all of this together!

Speaking of getting older, Kelsi finally held still long enough (with John's help) so that I could put big girl pigtails in her hair. Look how old my baby looks!


Back shot....




15 comments:

Porter Family said...

Awwwwww. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! We're currently watching Iron Chef battle Curry. Morimoto vs. some poor sap who doesn't stand a chance. I must say, I just don't think I could ever be a judge when Morimoto cooks. Bud wants to be a judge for battle Bacon. Maybe next year that could be your party theme. Kelsi's piggy tails are stinking cute!

Barbour said...

what a fun b-day idea

Shayla said...

It looks like you had a great birthday! And of course the pictures of Kelsi are adorable. I love the pigtails. She is growing up so fast. Love ya!

Kristi said...

Thanks for posting pictures of your party! I heard a lot about it, so was glad to see it all! Happy Birthday...by the way, and hope it was a nice one!

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday! Hope that you had a nice day. I was glad you posted the pictures so I could see them. I had fun, glad you let me use your birthday as an excuse to throw a party!

Rob &Linder said...

Now that your officially old I must say you look Maaarrrrvelous!'
Hope you all enjoy your days.

Tamar and Trevor said...

Wish I could have been there. The food looked yummy! I am going to have to give that party idea a try. Nice job on the pig tails. Her hair really is getting so long and she is so blond!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday! I love this party idea. We had a Top Chef birthday party for a friend where we had to cook around a theme (either states she's lived in or countries she'd visited) and we had 30 minutes for shopping and an hour for cooking. There were judges and everything. And we got to wear chefs hats. It was awesome.

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday...Glad you had a great time. The party looks like so much fun. Please move closer I would love to do fun things like that!! Glad you have great friends. Kelsi hair is so cute. Great job. Happy Birthday again. Love ya

lisa said...

Happy Birthday. It looks like you guys had lots of fun. That is such a cute idea.

Tyler and Rachael said...

the food all looks yummy....but mostly, your daughter is absolutely SO cute! happy birthday!

Erin said...

What a great birthday idea! My husband always wants a Top Chef/Iron Chef competition for a church activity. Now if we could only find other people who want to compete...

Tommy and Jolynn said...

LOVE the party idea, what fun!!! Happy Birthday! Kelsi is ADORABLE in her piggy tails and your house looks great!!
About the toddler praying, Aleena started about 18m, I think?!? But she goes in cycles, for a week she wants to say every pray then for the next two weeks nothing, she keeps it interesting!! ;)

Que Onda Clines said...

Happy late b-day! What a fun idea. Oh and Kelsi and her little pigtails are adorable!

Derek said...

That sounds like so much fun. I love your friends without even knowing them for throwing such a cool party. It all looked delicious.
I just watched Kelsi watching, which was cute. But, the pigtails are beyond cute. She is so darling.
I wish I could see you guys.