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Birthday Week Kick Off With Clint & Matt

Written by Patti on February 23rd, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Thanks for not minding that I took a vacation for a few days. My birthday was this past Saturday and so the celebration started on Wednesday, of course!

My sweet Clint and Matt invited Eric and me for dinner last Wednesday night to kick off my birthday and what a dinner it was!  Starting with a huge platter of the biggest steamed shrimp you have ever laid eyes on followed by tender pan-sauteed tilapia with a luscious meuniere sauce, roasted green beans accompanied by cherry tomatoes, along side scrumptious yellow rice topped off with rich and gooey chocolate candy puff pastry purses for dessert.

But even better than the food was the company. Beginning the evening with a champagne toast and ending with lots of hugs, it was the perfect start to what would be the most perfect birthday ever.

But I bet you want to see all the yummy goodness, yes?

Huge Shrimp Cocktail

Matt, Popping The Bubbly

There's Always Time For A Hug From Clint

Uncle Matt's Famous Meuniere Sauce

Gourmet Goodness

I enjoyed this dinner so very much. Everything about it was perfect.

Thank you, Clint and Matt, I love you guys!

xoxo, Patti


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Matt says:

    We’re so happy to kick-off the festivities!

  2. Clint says:

    We were so glad to share the happiness with you both!

  3. YUM! Miss you, honey!
    You’re on our blogroll now!

    E + J

  4. Patti says:

    Hello My Darlings! I was talking to a shopkeeper in NOLA about you all this weekend. He would love to see you on one of your shopping trips. He has the most gorgeous silver.

    On the blogroll? That is like winning the lottery!! Love and miss you both! xoxoox

  5. Patti says:

    My darling Clint – you ARE the happiness! Love you!

  6. Patti says:

    Uncle Matt – you are the best cook and we love you!