Friday, September 2, 2011

First of the month dinner celebration: September!

As I mentioned a week or so ago, I decided to begin having special dinners on the first of every month where I would put a little extra effort into the dinner and also center around a theme. The theme for September is Birthday, as Dylan and Ben both have birthdays at the end of the month. Ben decided on what we would eat, and I made it happen.

I also had to decorate the kitchen a bit, because what is a birthday celebration without some decorations, right?
 The kitch. 
 The awesome "birth month" cake. It was delicious- confetti cake with chocolate fudge icing. And no, it was not homemade- Betty Crocker does a great job on her own. 
 Our heavenly dinner of chicken tortilla soup. This soup is to die for, but it's a pain in the butt to make. Lots of steps, lots of pots, but well worth it.  
 Kiss the cook!
 The finished product- ahhh heaven!
 Little boy couldn't care less about the soup or the quesadilla that I made him- all he would do is say "cake!" and point at it. 
The Harris Fam.
 After dinner (which meant cleaning Dylan up from dinner and stripping him down) we had cake. We even sang "Happy Birth Month" and blew out candles. 
 We ate our cake on the front porch and enjoyed the perfect evening. It turned out to be one of those nights where Ben and I were both bummed that Dylan's bedtime came around because we were having such a great time as a family. 
It's safe to say that this little cheeser enjoyed his cake, don't you think?

Anyway, there's a look at September's first of the month dinner celebration. Next month's dinner is going to be great too- Halloween at the Harris house!


Terri and Jack said...

You have a very lucky family. Good job, Chrissi! Looks like it was a FUN dinner.

Megan Payne said...

Is that Rachel Ray's Mean Green Tortilla Soup???? Or is it something else... cause if it's something else i want the recipe! I have Rachels Rays recipe! I LOVE that you do special dinners!!! Like your Mom said, you DO have a very lucky family!

Megan Payne said...

AND you look SO INCREDIBLE in your pics!!! Are you and WW friend right now?!!!

Lindsay Marie said...

love you in that cute blue shirt! you look so pretty. also, i'm digging the dark hair.