Happy Birthday Steve!

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We are entering the month and a half that Steve is the same ripe old age as me…25.

Woo Wee!  Getting old!  Surprised smile

It feels like it was just yesterday that we were 18 and 19 and just meeting!

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Now that we are an old couple, we don’t do gifts.  We make dinner for each other.  Much better in my opinion!  This is the birthday dinner that Steve was in favor of.  Really only the sausage and corn were requests.  The chard was because it needs to be picked and eaten AND because it’s good for you!

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The corn was just mediocre.  I actually had much better earlier in the summer, which is odd.  The sausage was of course fabulous…it was stuffed with cheese.  Can you tell Steve likes sausage?  I never even liked it until I discovered that it came with maple syrup and apples and cheese in it.  So to make us both happy we get those.  We also try not to have to very often and pair it will piles of veggies because that makes me even happier.

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The chard combo was my favorite part of the meal AND the best way I’ve made chard yet.  I’ve learned that I love chard with sweet elements, particularly fruit.  I’ve been mixing and matching a lot lately, but this one takes the birthday cake.

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I sautéed the chard stems with 1 large golden delicious apple until both were tender.  I added chopped walnuts and dates.  When everything was heated through I added the chard leaves and cooked until wilted.  A couple of grinds of sea salt finished the dish.  It had sweet, salt, and bite and kept my tongue guessing.

Here’s to a great 25th year Steve-O!

Do you do birthday gifts or birthday activities for your special someone?

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3 Responses to “Happy Birthday Steve!”

  1. Over the last couple years we have started doing weekend getaways instead of gifts for our birthdays. It’s great because it’s “us time” and plus we don’t need/want any more stuff!

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