The menu was incredible.
-Dark and Stormies (dark rum + ginger beer + lime wedge over ice: all to taste)
-Cocktail Caprese bites (basil + mozzarella + cherry tomato)
-Veggie bites (on toothpicks, to dip in hummus)
-Roasted tomato garlic cinnamon jam
-Chianti hard sausage
-Soft, wonderful wheat bread
-Cakes in jars (eight-yolk yellow cake + lemon curd filling + Swiss buttercream frosting)
My mom brought eight kinds of artisanal cheese. See that smile? That's what I'll look like when I'm ::mumblety::, more or less
. This, I think, is why birthdays are still fun. Katie even brought candles for our cakes-in-jars.
You know how there's that vicious story about brides choosing ugly bridesmaids' dresses so they'll be the prettiest? That wouldn't work for me, Katie makes everything look good.