I love birthday celebrations with my family. Unfortunately though, (and i’m sure many people can relate) birthdays and holidays are really the only time my family and I sit down to eat a meal together these days. Now, granted, we are all married and moved out (except for my younger sister Emily...Lucky man whoever that will be ;)) and we all work and have busy schedules...But I sure wish we would get together around the table more often, because when we do it is always a blast! :)
My Wonderful Family (Minus My Hubby..He was the Photog!)
It was my older sister Sarah’s birthday yesterday, and it’s a tradition in my family to have chicken Shish-Kabob with rice pilaf and Greek salad for everyone's birthday dinner. We usually start prepping it it the day before, and marinate the chicken and veggies overnight which makes for a very flavorful meal the next day!
My Brother In-Law Phil (With his Shish-Kabob!)
We then follow the meal by opening gifts and taking pictures, (we take tons of pictures in my family ha ha) and then bring out the dessert and sing! For dessert I always make a special birthday ‘treat’ that is delicious, yet a ‘lighter’ version of a traditional birthday cake! This year for my sister’s birthday I made a frozen peanut butter pie! It ended up tasting a lot like a Reese’s peanut butter blizzard!
Frozen Peanut Butter Pie! Mmm!!!
Everything was so delicious that I admit I may have ate a bit more than my body needed...But it goes with out saying, it was tasty! I will be sharing both the Shish-Kabob and the frozen peanut butter pie recipe this week...and who knows, maybe you’ll like it so much it will become your new family ‘birthday’ tradition! ;)
My sisters and I...Happy Birthday Sarah!!!
A special Happy Birthday shout out to my sister Sarah!!! She is only 28, yet is already one of the most talented and successful business leaders I know! She is a Founding Consultant and Top Income Earner in Rodan + Fields Dermatologists and she truly has a passion for everything she does (which I admire so much)!