Wednesday, April 24, 2013

he's all grown up now

It's funny how quickly things can change. Last year when Gatz turned thirty, not only was I was left in charge of organizing his birthday night out, but I ended up having to throw together a last minute birthday dinner party for him as well. But this year, my oh my how times have changed... Gatz is all grown up and doesn't need me anymore.

Gatz was hosting his birthday celebration on his own and invited us (us being The Husband, Honey Jr, Honey's Honey, a couple others, and me) to his place for drinks and nibbles. Honestly, I was skeptical and was picturing frozen pizzas cut up into small slices and bowls of potato chips. But instead of that bachelor pad nightmare, we arrived to a set and very grown-up table (proving that last year's Raclette soirée was not a fluke).

Not only was the table set, but it was topped with grown-up vegetable and charcuterie plates...

 Which he served with grown-up bottles of wine...

And he had even baked a tarte aux épinards et chèvre (spinach and goat's cheese tart) which I failed to take a photo of because 1. I was too busy with that grown-up wine and 2. I was too busy being shocked. But I was shocked in the most delightful and proud way.

Joyeux anniversaire Gatz!


P.S. In the interest of full disclosure, I'm going to throw this out there... it has crossed my mind that Gatz could be improving his culinary and hosting skills in an effort to woo The Husband away from Mr. London (I wouldn't put it past him)... or worse yet... maybe even from me! I'll keep you posted. 


  1. Very impressive! Perhaps he's starting to look for Mrs Gatz?

  2. maybetooblonde.blogspot.comApril 24, 2013 at 1:42 AM

    Oooo... spinach and goat cheese tart? Yum! Recipe?

  3. Oh, I adore love triangles! And you'll get to enjoy the spoils of it. Will Mr London feel threatened?

  4. Nice spread! Question: Did you dip the radish tips in butter? That's what my students are having for lunch today (with jambon, of course). I have never heard of such a thing until today. Learn something new everyday here in France, eh?

    Oh and you just got me in the mood for a glass of grown up's 10:30am. : )

  5. I am impressed! It looks very grown up. I love all that wine!

  6. Wow, count me impressed, it looks like a yummy spread. Good job Gatz and Happy Birthday.

  7. That looks absolutely gorgeous!! Yummmm... :)



  8. That looks like a wonderful evening!! He had gone to a lot of effort, very sweet!

  9. It looks like you all had a lovely and grown-up evening. Happy birthday to your friend!

  10. I'd say that's an impressive party spread for anyone! Well done Gatx!!!

  11. It would indeed be enlightening to know the real reasons behind all this grown-upness :) Make sure and keep us up to date on this ...

  12. Oh gatz! Progress is progress right? Let's worry about the husband stealing later ;)

  13. Beautiful table setting. He did an incredible job. I bet you were shocked and delighted.

  14. Oh yum! Those platters look so delicious. I think Anthony Bourdain and I would enjoy such a fantastic platter of meats and I adore a happy pile of vegetables.


  15. Zut alors! Mon Dieu! Didn't he do well, your baby's all grown up now :oD


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