Happy 10,000th day birthday!

May 23rd, 2010


Last fall, Juan sent me an email that his 10,000th day birthday is May 21, 2010 and mine is December 28, 2011… I love randomness and celebrating quirky days (we did celebrate Valentine’s on Flag Day last year) so I put the dates on my calendar…

of course, as the date got closer I did not know what to do… luckily, I was in town but Juan had been saying how he was sick of sweets (yes, he’s odd) so no cupcakes… He loves my quiches though so I made little breakfast “cupcake” quiches.  I couldn’t find the cupcake holders anywhere…hence the improvisation but they tasted good and Juan loved them…


but that was just the beginning of my plan (can you tell I’ve had a lot of time on my hands since school ended?)… while Juan was at work, I hung this awesome half-homemade banner… and I made dinner…

Now, I would have made this dinner regardless of any special occasion. I have this very elaborate idea for a dinner party but it involves some techniques that I have not mastered… such as handrolling pasta…

My first pasta attempt was not very successful (hence, it never made it up here) but this time I used this pasta recipe and was very pleased with the results.  I couldn’t find the rolling pin (it isn’t my kitchen and sometimes it is hard to find things!) so instead I used a SIGG.  It worked great and, of course, I promptly found the rolling pin after I finished.

I let the pasta dry for about an hour and put it in the fridge until dinner time.  I served it with Sun-dried Tomatoes Pesto with Slow Roasted Tomatoes.  I added some more garlic to the pesto and a few of the slow roasted tomatoes.  It was really good… Juan said the best part was the pasta…

So, yes, it was a very successful 10,000th day birthday celebration… plus, I feel more comfortable with my pasta technique… next, mastering Carolina BBQ…


4 Responses to “Happy 10,000th day birthday!”

  1. Manggy on May 23, 2010 9:55 am

    All that kitchen space! Can’t find her rolling pin ;) Anyway, happy 10^4 day Juan!

  2. gattina on May 23, 2010 9:26 pm

    wow you guys are very good at remembering date! And I see your pasta still very good!

  3. Yvonne on May 24, 2010 10:26 pm

    Cool! And now I want to find out when my 10,000th day birthday is… I love stuff like that. :)

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