Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Luke!

Saturday was Luke's first birthday and we had a party for him. I can't believe my baby is a toddler now. Wasn't he just born yesterday?

The party was so much fun! We had lots of family and friends there to celebrate with us. And of course, lots of food. We had Green Chile and Cilantro Hummus.

A delicious artichoke and sun dried tomato spread that Jeff's mom made. I think I singlehandedly polished off the bowl. It was so good!

The veggie platter with ranch dip. Can you think of a better way to meet your vegetable requirements for the day?

And frog, pig, and monkey cupcakes!

Sun-dried Tomato and Artichoke Spread
(adapted from Paula Weaver's recipe)

2 pkg. softened cream cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 t. salt
1 jar marinated artichoke hearts
7 green onions, chopped
6 T. sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/4 c. fresh parsley, chopped

We served this with pita chips and flat bread crackers. So delish! Thanks for making this Kathy! And, thanks for the recipe Paula!

Ranch Dip

1 c. mayo
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 t. dried chives
1/2 t. dried parsley
1/2 t. dried dill weed
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. onion powder
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper

This is best made a few hours before eating. If possible, the day before is even better.

Happy Birthday Luke!

1 comment:

  1. Mmm....maybe Luke should have a birthday every few months?? Surely we can come up with another reason to make a spread like that again!