It has become somewhat of a tradition to celebrate Tay's birthday on Memorial Day. This year, after a breakfast of scrambled eggs and blueberry biscuits, we headed to the beach.
We picked a secluded spot of sand and sea in a quieter location away from the Memorial Day crowds. It was a perfect day at the beach -- highs around 90 degrees F with a gentle breeze -- it was one of those times when you could stay all day!
But we had to leave about 2:30, so Tay and Joe could go to work, and I could get ready for Tay's birthday celebration! He got off work at 6:00, so we planned our feast for 7:00. Here is a picture of the spread:
Alan grilled hamburgers and bratwurst and baked some Vidalia onions in butter! We also had baked beans, salad, cantaloupe, and cucumber dip with baked pita chips. It was just the kind of feast that Tay loves! ;)
Our friends -- Tim, Sherri and Maddie -- joined us for the feasting and fun!
After dinner, there was a rowdy game of Catchphrase and then the moment Tay had been waiting for since his last birthday -- Dessert! : D Tay loves my special cheese cake, which is pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself! ;)
Even though this cheesecake is totally delicious all by itself, I serve it with blueberry or cherry pie filling, and let each person choose their favorite topping. I like it with cherry filling . . . . or just plain, so I can really savor the flavor of the cheesecake! :) (Have I mentioned that this is the most incredible cheesecake ever?!)
Here is a picture of the cheesecake and if you want to try this at home, here is the recipe!
Then came the birthday presents in a Taylor-sized gift bag! :)
Too much Beach and Birthday fun for Bethany! :)