The next few days are going to be filled up with birthday celebrations. Expect a lot of cake. This year no one had the same days off. We started of Ramsey's 3rd birthday yesterday. It was a swim party with some of her friends.
The weather was insane and that made the pool that much more inviting. We had a BBQ with vegan Boca burgers, watermelon and my easy peasy pasta salad. Also, not pictured, was Dr.Furmans bean dip with tortilla chips and a hummus tray with carrots.
For dessert we had lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting, courtesy of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Also from VCTOW were chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. The heat made the frosting a bit melty, so I sprinkled on some pink sugar to hide any imperfections.
It seemed like everyone had a nice time, I know we did. It was a lazy afternoon just hanging around. No major sunburns, that I saw, and the kiddie meltdowns didn't happen until people were starting to leave.
Thanks for everyone for celebrating with us!
Here's my pasta salad.
1 package colored noodles, cooked and rinsed with cold water
1 bottle of your favorite Italian dressing
1 small can of sliced olives
1 can artichoke hearts, chopped
That's it. I'm sure that pine nuts or any other additions would be good. I recommend only pouring half of the dressing on when you make the salad and the other half when you are about to serve.
Most of the pictures have a lot of people in them and I don't want to post pictures of others kids without permission. I'll try to find a way for friends to view the set.