We sang Happy Birthday to Geeps.
This is the best chocolate cake ever! I have been making this for 26 years. I got the recipe from a lady that used to live next door to us when we first moved to Corona.
The salad I made to go with the pizza is a salad my Mom has been making for years. I believe she spotted it on the package of a box of pasta one time, and over the years, we have added this or that to it, but it is a delicious "go to" salad for us.These are the ingredients, all except for the rotisserie chicken that I had yet to purchase. That was a story in itself...running to Sam's at 5:00 p.m. on a Friday night for ONE item, discovering the parking lot had just been paved and I could not enter it, standing in a line that was NOT moving for half an hour, only to be greeted by 20-something girl who insisted I had no change coming, that I handed her a 5 dollar bill and not a 20 dollar bill. To which I replied, " please count your tray then, because you owe me 15 dollars change" She begrudgingly opened her register, with a sour puss look on her face, to discover that my 20 I handed her, was put into the 5 dollar space in the tray!! OOPSIE!!! I digress.....
About the romaine, this is a trick my Mom taught me. Cut the core off the bottom, and wash lettuce. Then lay onto a clean tea towel, top with another clean towel, and roll up to absorb water, and put into fridge to crisp the lettuce for a couple of hours.
20 yr. old tile, not granite (shame), but despite all of that, it was goooooood!!!
So there you have it. An easy-peasy, but delicious meal. A fun birthday celebration, with great music, and all of our favorite people. ( We did miss Mr. Noah, he was at his Daddy's )
Happy Birthday Greg!
PS This is for you Niki. My granny stripe. Not quite as many rows as you have, but I am LOVING it!!!