Air travel and all of its hassles doesn't get in the way of Kay Goodwin having a good time. Kay's from Austin, Texas, and traveled from her home to visit Atlanta and her daughter, Bobbi. We're often lucky to see Kay when she visits, althought Kay and her daughter have many things to do while she's here. Kay's no sit-around-and-wait-on me-kind-of-girl. She's action-oriented!
Since she was in Atlanta close to her birthday, what better thing to do than have a party! I can't say my birthday cake was any prize-winner, but it's the thought that counts I always say. (Disclosure: I was on the phone when the bell rang to pull the cake out of the oven. Too bad I didn't hear that bell! We'll just say that the ice cream softened it a bit and the guests were too polite to say otherwise! My lips are sealed).
The menu was assorted Appetizers, Chili-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin (I made the rub), Mediterranean Herb-Seasoned Potato Salad, Edamame, Red Pepper and Ginger Salad, Fresh Buttered Zucchini, Rolls, Chocolate Cake (with pink candles and sprinkles) and Ice Cream. Most of the work was ahead of time but when the guests arrived, all I had to do was roast the tenderloin and microwave the squash. That's the way I like to entertain.
The Birthday Girl, Kay Goodwin, who graduated from Ohio State with a degree in Home Economics.
Bobbi Goodwin, Kay's daughter and our good friend.
The hostess (and cook) and Kay ready for dinner.
Mediterranean Herb Potato Salad
Edamame, Red Pepper and Ginger Salad (The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods by Victoria Retelny, RD).
The Grand Finale (note the smoke)! Just a couple of candles remained lit.