Friday, June 22, 2012

Charles gets a surprise for his 15th birthday

Charles celebrated his 15th birthday while we were on a family vacation in Los Angeles, California recently.

We had many Cali food adventures that we'll share with you.  But the highlight of our trip was .......

The hotel we were staying at - The Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica - found out it was Charles's birthday and surprised him with a chocolate cake delivered to our room.  The cake was presented on a platter that had "Happy Birthday Charles" written in chocolate!!!!

Moist chocolate cake layered with strawberry and chocolate
 filling covered in a rich chocolate ganache (chocolate & cream glaze) 

This is definitely the best chocolate cake we've EVER eaten.  Thank you Fairmont Miramar Hotel .... BEST HOTEL EVER!

More to come on the Fairmont Miramar's restaurant Fig in our next blog.......

Breezy Willow Farm CSA Dinner

What did we make for dinner with our  Breezy Willow Farm CSA vegetables, eggs and bread ????......

 Charles eating outside on our deck.  

Breezy Willow Farm fresh spinach with garlic & herbs and  store bought
roasted asparagus with parmigiano cheese 
Breezy Willow Farm romaine lettuce, cucumbers and mushrooms 

Mom's  herbed baked chicken 

We decided to also try the chicken cutlets in a sandwich with lettuce & mayo on the Great Harvest Rosemary bread that came with our  CSA share

Charles toasted his sandwich bread while Thomas didn't.
We liked it both ways.