Monday, September 12, 2011

A 10th Birthday Baconfest!

Son Three has always been an adventuresome eater... He loves to try new things, but has definite favorites, too. For example, every year for his birthday meal, he requests Glazed Meatloaf, Mama's Mashed Potatoes, and broccoli. (Yep, every year since he has been old enough to make a request!)
This year, being his 10th birthday, he decided to branch out and try something new.
Oh, he still requested Glazed Meatloaf, Mama's Mashed Potatoes, and broccoli, but for this celebration, he also proposed that everything made for his birthday include BACON.
Not one to turn down a challenge, I accepted.

10th Birthday Baconfest Menu:

~Buttermilk & Bacon Pancake Sticks~

~Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf ~
~Mama's Supreme Mashed Potatoes with Bacon~
~Broccoli with Bacon~
~Garden Tomatoes with Bacon & Basil~
~Bacon-Garlic-Rosemary Bread~
and the piece de resistance? (You knew this was coming, right?)

~Bacon-Laced Chocolate Cake~

(Recipe conveniently provided by Vosges Haut-Chocolat's Katrina Markoff
in the September 2011 issue of Better Homes & Gardens~ Thanks, Katrina!)

Do you have special traditions/meals you do for birthday celebrations in your home? I would love to hear about them!

1 comment:

  1. I will have to try the bacon laced chocolate cake. It sounds and looks really tasty. As far as traditions, until I got married I was like your son. I asked for the same thing every year for my birthday, homemade split pea soup with chocolate angel food cake and chocolate frosting. Unfortunately, in order to do that now I would have to go to a restaurant that has pea soup on it's menu and that of course is never the same as homemade....