We had a fun birthday celebration for Inga yesterday. No party or friends, just us. She opened some presents in the morning, one last one at lunch, and planned a delicious dinner. Our little gourmande chose this menu (from Mimi Thorisson's cookbook A Kitchen in France):
steamed artichokes dipped in cream
roast chicken with herbs and crème fraîche
She helped me cook and, of course, got to decorate her cake.
Her entrance into this world was dramatic...the midwife didn't make it in time and she needed some mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.