Monday, November 2, 2009

The briefest of posts...


...I'm having a party on Saturday (incase I forgot to mention it...) to celebrate my 40th birthday and the fun begins on Thursday, therefore I'm running around like the proverbial blue-bummed beastie, painting a wall here, cleaning a cupboard there, organising shopping lists, cooking, clearing and giving Brian lists. I'll see y'all tomorrow with my soup and stew recipes that I had this week so far. The French Onion soup and Indian Chicken Stew were divine.

21 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I LOVE French Onion soup and happy early birthday!

Judy Harper said...

I want the recipe for Indian Chicken stew! I love stews, be they beef or chicken. That's what I'm going to cook this week. Stews! You'll be 40, you young chicken! Have a great week!

Anna said...

that is one of my very favorite pictures of you that i have seen. i think we will need to recreate it when i come visit. yes, yes we must. and then i will frame it and place it in my house so i can always remember how much i love my friends. you are one of my favs. you know! : )
xo missy!! i can't wait to hear all about your party weekend!

Unknown Mami said...

Yay! You are having a party because you were born! Woo hoo!

Sumandebray said...

Have a great party ... They say "life begiins at forty" and me say ... "Welcome to the club"
Wish you all the very best!

gaelikaa said...

Happy birthday dear Helen!

American in Norway said...

So glad you popped by my blog! I too, am having a 40th b day for my hubby on Sat. Have yet to decide what to serve...ideas? quick!
Hope you have a fab. b-day!

Protege said...

Happy early birthday, enjoy the party, I am sure with your culinary skills it will be a blast.;)
xo
PS: I hated to celebrate my 40th, I felt depressed leaving the thirty something. But it gets easier a few years down the road.;)Now I feel young again.;)

mise said...

Oh happy birthday in advance. I hope someone else does the catering and gives you a break!

Helen McGinn said...

Lee, I'll post my version later tonight, it has gruyere cheese on toast with it...mmmmmm.

Judy, it is from the Madhur Jaffrey cookbook and so wonderful. I'll certainly post it for you.

Anna, yes we will! Both equally as crazy looking when the time for our photograph comes, ok? ;O)

Unknown Mami, never a better reason indeed!

Sumandebray, thank you, it seems a good club to belong to. ;O)

gaelikka, thank you very much. I'm really looking forward to this one.

American in Norway, welcome! Curry, hon, curry! It's the only way to go..... :O)

Protege, thank you so much. I'm feeling fine about it but there is a reason to that which I will share with you another time....

mise, thank you hon. But of course, I shall be doing the catering....actually looking forward to it. :O)

Ginger said...

Happy Early Birthday!!! And imagine! - You're just in time for the whole, "40's the new 30" era! Coincidence? Well, probably. But still..

Enjoy your party!

Maria said...

I hope you have a wonderful celebration. Just remember forty is the new thirty. Be sure in all that running around to take a little time to relax and enjoy all the folks in your life.

Shelle said...

1, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Wish I was there to celebrate with you...(any excuse will do).

2, can't wait for your soup recipe. I made one once and I have no idea of the recipe I used, but it was awesome.

3, I noticed 'bummed' in your label list and laughed. I'm still trying to work out how to 'make the most of it' at 47...uggh

4, thanks for you enthusiastic comments about my photos. I'm thrilled that everyone though they were great. Please go ahead and print what you want. I took about 100 that day, so there'll be more coming. If you could lmk how they print out you would be doing me a huge favour, and maybe show me how they look on your wall. They were only shot with a point & shoot, so I'm not sure of the quality when blow up.

5, I'll get back to you about the walking :):)

Moooooog35 said...

You lost me at 'blue bummed beastie' because now all I'm picturing is Smurfette.

Mmmm. Smurfette.

I forget where I was going with this.

Marianna said...

Happy, Happy, Birthday! Another year of life...how wonderful!

"Blue bummed beastie"? We don't have those around these parts - Sasquatch or Ogopogo - yes.

Ocean Girl said...

Hi. Thank you for dropping by.

Happy Birthday :)

Cairo Typ0 said...

Happy birthday!!! :) Enjoy the french onion soup!! :)

Melissa B. said...

Happy Birthday in advance...I LOVE french onion soup!

ER said...

Happy 40th tomorrow, Helen! I fondly remember my 40th, hope you do, too. Wait till you hit 50, it gets better! ;) Sitting here in a pool of drool awaiting those recipes you promised!Lizzy :)

Grannymar said...

Party! Did someone say a Party? I'll be there for sure. Have a blast Helen, I only wish I was 40 again.

Jo said...

Glad you had a good time, despite the teeny weeny hiccoughs which I am sure no-one except you even noticed!

Missed you at yoga today, hope the wee one is better soon.
Jo x