This weekend I hosted a dinner party for my closest friend Andrew, a very deserving Cinco de Mayo Birthday Boy. As May 8th approaches (frighteningly around the corner), no one deserved a home-cooked dinner and stiff drink more than Andrew. We celebrated into morning around a table of friends and food. With an 83% conversation limit on Amendment One and politics, we made our predictions for Tuesday’s election and forecasts on life post-Battle. I prepared an arrangement of salads and burgers (with Andrew in mind) from local treats from the Greensboro Curb Market. His favorite tapenade and hamburgers on the grill for simplicity. Special thanks to our friend Jeff for helping me pull everything together.
All of our lives are richer with laughter and kindness – silliness and strength for having Andrew as a friend. I’ll share the recipes from our dinner this weekend. In the meantime, get your butts to the polls tomorrow and give Andrew the best birthday gift – a vote against Amendment One.
Birthday Dinner on Mendenhall Menu:
- Homemade Olive Tapenade, LOAF Rustic French Bread and Goat Lady Camembert Cheese
- Grilled Broccoli and Pickled Onion Salad
- Meadows Family Farm Hamburgers with Onion, Bacon and Balsamic Jam
- Fresh Avocado, Heirloom Tomato and Red Onion Salad
- French Potato Salad
- Maxie B’s Birthday Cupcakes