A family birthday celebration


Sister-in-Law One
Susan and her birthday cake

Last night we went to my in-laws to celebrate the birthday of Sister-in-Law one. She is gorgeous and, like the rest of the Benders, very smart. I married into a great gene pool.

My father-in-law, family chef and cook in residence, put together a family favorite, paella: arborio rice, saffron, chicken, shrimp, sausage, tomatoes, peas, a treasure hunt in a giant pan. Everyone enjoys it. We bring over lemons and FIL Byron places slices on top. That and a salad, followed by chocolate cake with chocolate icing, will complete our meal. Oh, and bubbly. Bottles of bubbly!  Continue reading “A family birthday celebration”