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Monday, June 16, 2014

June 7th

A summer birthday is a beautiful thing, the great outdoors can be your venue, and if you're us, your great outdoors is Central Park.  There are no reservations or capacity issues; it's a perfect place to gather, lounge, eat and drink. We arrived around 1pm hunched over with bags and coolers, chose a shady spot to spread our enormous quilt (made by Dylan's grandmother), and waited for our friends to trickle in.  It was a gorgeous summer saturday to ring in the last year of my hubby's twenties.

I made Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bars.  They were crunchy, delicious, and super satisfying.  Dylan loves to crunch up pretzels in his ice cream, so I figured he would like these..... I wasn't wrong :)

I got the recipe from Food and Wine.  You should make it!

I also made a Greek Pasta Salad.  The recipe is my own, and I think its pretty delicious.

2 12 oz. bags of penne, fussili, or bow tie pasta
1 1/2 c chopped cucumbers
1 1/2 c chopped tomatoes
1 1/4 c pitted black olives halved
1 c feta cheese

1/3 c olive oil
1 Tsp. honey
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
pinch salt and pepper

Happy Birthday Dylly,  I love you.