I am one of those lucky people born on a fun and specific date. In my case, it is the shortest day of the year, first day of winter, and the winter solstice. For my birthday, N made a special birthday meal. He made primarily Disney recipes as our trip this year sadly had to be canceled.
Along with the four course meal, N made a dole whip drink for us to enjoy with our meal.
Homemade Dole Whip Floats.
Course 1 – Soup — French Onion Soup with Cheese covered toasted Baguette
For the soup course, N made the French Onion Soup from Be Our Guest restaurant. Instead of adding the sliced cheese on top, he added toasted Baguette with cheese on top.
For the salad course, N made Bruschetta from Hollywood & Vine, which we ate over Bruschettini. N also made a salad from Greens with the Lemon Vinaigrette from Boma.
For the main course, N made the Mac & Cheese with Red Wine Sauce from Jiko. However, at Jiko, the Mac & Cheese is served with a Filet Minion on top. For people who eat kosher, like N and myself, meat and milk cannot be mixed in a dish. So this dish could have been made with fake cheese or fake meat. N decided to make a Steak substitute from homemade Seitan.
Course 4 – Dessert — Mini Lemon Meringue Pie
The dessert course was the only one that N bought from the store. My father hates meringue so that is one of the forms of dessert that I had quite rarely as a child. Since getting married, I have had it many times as N and his family love it, primarily in the form of Lemon Meringue Pie. Our local Kosher grocery store has a bakery in the back that makes Mini Lemon Meringue Pies that N and I love. So this was a great way to end the delicious birthday meal.