My birthday was last Saturday (no cheers, just throw money...) Anyway, I ceaded control of the kitchen to Greg who asked several people over and made the whole dinner while I drove to Southern Maine and back for work! When I got home, he was just in the throws of making a NY cheesecake with Chocolate cookie crust...it was amazing and totally decadent. For dinner he whipped up a very spicy and festive sausage and chicken jambalaya. We sang the Jambalaya song for days whenever we had leftovers Replace "Tonolayo" with Jambalaya and you have a song about stew! (There's an accompanying dance, but I think I've shared enough already)
He also made the best Tuscan flat bread with rosemary and other herbs all over the top.
I may retire my New Wusthofs and go to the Islands!!!