I recently had a birthday. You could say I’m a bit of a birthday brat, in the sense that I get pretty entitled with planning my birthday celebration(s). Basically, I love to celebrate with my friends, so birthdays are always an excuse to show your friends a grand ole time.
It’s not a birthday without appetizers and wine, but I knew I needed a mellow, weeknight activity since everyone had work the next day. I thought to myself, what would Martha do (this does not apply to insider trading).
I’ve always had a liking for craft projects, but wanted to tailor the birthday event around food (hello, have you met me?) so opted for DIY aprons. I actually don’t own an apron and found out most of my friends didn’t either! Voila, the concept for appetizers & aprons was born.
My friends showed up ready for a “surprise” craft, and to be quite honest, we had a blast. My friend Sarah took care of the dessert: deliciously satisfying raspberry apple crisp. I had a wonderful birthday celebration with friends and family, and was really humbled by how thoughtful people can really be (more to come on weekend wine tasting).
Roasted Cherry Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Bruschetta
Meyer Lemon Ricotto, Mint & Caramelized Fennel Bruschetta
Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs with Toasted Walnuts, Drizzled with Honey
Fresh Organic Strawberries
Quinoa & Corn Salad
Pitted Kalamata Olives
Selection of Cheese (Goat Brie, Goat Gouda, Pt. Reyes Blue)
Hummus with Thyme