“Here we go again.” It’s that time of year. We’re celebrating Stella’s birthday. This time she’s turning six. I’ve baked twice already this week and that’s not it. I made a beloved standard, Nadia’s Morning Coffee Cake, which is an Italian-style winter fruits cake. Even though the recipe has Nadia’s name in it, I credit Marcella Hazan for it. We’ll eat this for breakfast tomorrow morning, the one opportunity that we can celebrate all together as a family. I then made another family classic, Banana Chocolate Muffins. Since it is a healthy recipe created by the nicest dieticians in podcastland, Janice and Liz of Meal Makeover Moms, I like to send these to kindergarten or school.
We’ll be having a small birthday party on Saturday, and I’ll be trying out a new recipe that the birthday girl has selected from a new cookbook I received from a dear friend for my birthday. Stella selected a chocolate semi-freddo terrine.
I’ll post about our menu for dinner later. It’s going to be good. Halmeoni, my mama, is here.