Sunday, October 31

Birthday Brunch at Brio

Eggs Oscar has asparagus under poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce, and this one has spinach and artichokes as well as bacon and red peppers.  I heartily recommend it!  Brio also has the best Italian 'French' toast I've ever eaten, with mascarpone cheese and three kids of berries. You should try it!

Thanks to everyone for the many nice messages yesterday concerning my birthday. Between the blog and Facebook, to say I was overwhelmed is an understatement! So many lovely people saying such nice things about me! I'm trying to be humble about As you see above, I was taken to Brio by my younger daughter. It is currently my favorite place to have lunch. Afterward we went back to her home to watch her giant TV, but it wasn't long before her dad and I fell asleep. All it takes is a full stomach and a recliner - and some times the full stomach isn't necessary!

Our city doesn't specify which night to trick-or-treat; consequently we could have children coming two nights in a row. I really wish they would pick a night and stick with it. As a child in my hometown, trick-or-treat was always on the 30th.  I lucked out since it was my birthday, and of course I told everyone I came in contact with - and usually got an extra handful of candy for my efforts.  For the past two years, we've been invited to a Halloween party, and have not given out treats at home. This year I opted not to participate; not because I'm stingy, but because a certain mr. kenju cannot control himself when candy is in the house. I was sure to be left with extras and I didn't want to have to fight the urge to eat it myself or to fight with him about his urges. So, we are sitting in the dark, with the porch light out, hoping that no one rings the bell. Bah humbug!

All in all, it was a nice, calm, quiet birthday - just the kind I like. We ordered Chinese food for dinner and it was very good this time. The only place we can order to have food delivered is not always consistent with quality or taste, so we were pleasantly surprised. It was a good ending to a pleasant day, and that's all you can ask for, right?

            Happy Halloween!


Kay Dennison said...

Serious yum!!!!!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm sorry I missed your Birthday Judy....A VERY VERY HAPPY (Though Belated) 70th BIRTHDAY, My Dear.....It's a big one...I know!

That looks lucious! I could eat some right now! (lol)

Granny Annie said...

That Eggs Oscar looks and sounds divine. Happy you could celebrate with your daughter.

Arkansas Patti said...

That food looks marveleous !!! Good daughter.
Sorry you will be in the dark this year and miss the younguns. Bet you peek out the window.

mildred garfield said...

Hi Judy

What a wonderful brunch you had, looks and sounds delicious. If I lived in the neighborhood I'd get myself right over there.

Just read your piece about turning 70. Wishing you a year filled with all good things!!

You sure are a hard worker, a wonderful friend, mother, grandmother and wife, all wrapped up in a bundle of kindness and good humor.

I'm printing out that 70's piece. Beautifully expressed!!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Happy birthday, Judy! That looks so yummy. I have a special fondness for artichokes. :-)

How do I find you on fb?


srp said...

Here they do it tonight.
Everyone is down with something here. Dad has had a chest and head cold for several days. Yesterday Mom started in and last night I had a sore and scratchy throat and laryngitis. Nothing in the deep chest or head though. I might have to dress Daisy up and let her give the treats to the kids.Haven't decided yet. I MUST give the candy out... we have too much to keep here.

Celia said...

Happy Birthday a day late I fear! I really enjoyed your post on turning 70, you have a perspective that only comes later, and to some never. Delicious looking brunch too, going to try to copy it. Any hints about seasoning!? Looking forward to more thoughts from you.

Pat said...

Last night was our Halloween and there wasn't a sound from outside all night.
We are different aren't we?