So, not that long ago I wrote a post that told the shameful story of my Aunt who wouldn't share her toffee or her Crunch'nMunch. She swears that the bit about the toffee isn't true (it so is) although she does admit to hoarding the FiddleFaddle and Crunch'nMunch. Anyway, today is my birthday and I received a special package from Federal Express. Crunch'nMunch from Aunt Marie. And I said she didn't share. Thanks Auntie!
We do have guests at the moment but they fortuitously decided to go out for dinner tonight. I had a tough day but Alex is making me a special birthday feast of hors d'oeuvres for dinner. There is shrimp cocktail with Kitty's special sauce, bacon and jalapeño wrapped chicken thighs with celery sticks and blue cheese (they didn't have organic chicken wings), stuffed mushrooms, pico de gallo and fried Camembert. There was actually more to the menu but since there are only two of us eating, and large quantities of each item, I edited a bit. Happily waiting on ice is one of my favorite champagnes, Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle “La Cuvée". It's a champagne blended from three different vintage years and this one has been in our cellar for quite some time. I love a bit of age on my bubbles. It makes them taste so much better. Fine champagne, my favorite dining companion, a special menu, my favorite movie (Armaggedon) with no griping, and Crunch'nMunch for dessert. Happy Birthday to me!