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Sofia: 100 days party!!!

I can’t remember having any party to celebrate my birthday until I was 10 years old. I was a happy child but I wish I had more parties. Sofia is my princess and I want her to have memories of childhood to be as happy as it could be.

We had a FABULOUS party to celebrate Sofia’s 100 days last Saturday! It was the best party I’ve hosted so far. I thought about every detail of it and started preparing days in advance! It turned out to be a great party. Sofia enjoyed it, my friends and family enjoyed it, and I loved hosting it!!!!! This is one of the many parties I’ll host for Sofia!!! πŸ™‚

We decorate the house with ballons and banners

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I went to party city to get the banner and blow 70 balloons together with Mom using a helium tank! 😯 Hard work!!!

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the display of the goodies section (in preparation stage)

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On the menu:

  • cheese plate
  • brownie bites
  • vanilla and butternut milk chocolate cupcakes
  • strawberries covered in white chocolate
  • lemon pound cake
  • glutinous rice ball filled with aduki bean paste
  • panettone
  • oreo truffles
  • blini with smoked salmon
  • roasted blackberry brie bruchetta
  • envied boats with goat cheese
  • tea sandwiches (cucumber with cream cheese, prociutto with cheese)
  • chinese radish cake
  • cookies
  • coconut layer cake

I made everything except the cheese plate. πŸ™‚

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20+ friends came to celebrate with us

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I’m such a happy mama!!!!

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wearing the new Cartier necklace

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Sofia got so many great gifts!

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pregnant ladies were soaking up all the joy of new motherhood

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And my princess!!!

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she was cheerful during the party with two naps in between! πŸ˜‰

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her new friends

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And cake time

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I enjoyed every moment of it, including 2 sleepless nights and waking up at 4am that day to do last minute preparations! πŸ˜€

Having a child has given me so much joy that was beyond imagination. I can’t say enough how wonderful it is. Sometimes I look myself in the mirror and I can’t believe I’m a mom, but at the same time it feels so natural to be Sofia’s mom. She’s new to my life but it feels like she’s always been there. I would do anything for her safety, health and happiness because she’s such an immense source of my happiness!!!

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Food: 5-course dinner at Coco’s Kitchen

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THE FOOD

Appetizers table

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Olive Loaf

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figazita de manteca (Argentinean)

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Roasted Beet Salad with Feta Cheese

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Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Sour Cream

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Beef Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine

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Spinach Cannelloni

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Molten Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

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THE PEOPLE

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BEHIND THE SCENE

recipe notes

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preparing the pancakes for cannelloni

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making the cannelloni

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pour the white sauce to cover

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ready to bake

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Multi-tasking

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veggies and sauce for the short ribs

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Short Ribs sealed

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pour the beef stock

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add the sauce

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Bake for 3 hrs and you get folk-cutting-tender-meat.

Have a great Sunday everyone. I’ll post the recipes soon πŸ˜‰

 

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Weekend happening

A quick post before we continue the weekend-happening πŸ˜‰

Yesterday was a busy day. We visited our acupuncturist in the morning; I baked and cooked in the afternoon; we went Β to a friends’ for dinner and we ended up singing karaoke until midnight~~~

It was one friend’s birthday and she organized a potluck

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She told me once that she likes German bread, so German Dark Rye Bread I made

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German Dark Rye Bread (for bread machine)

  • 1.5 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1.5 cups rye flour
  • 1 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup vital gluten
  • 1 tbsp yeast

I also made a broccoli cheesecake

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I followed this recipe, simply replaced zucchini by broccoli.

They liked both of them πŸ˜†

We also had cheese

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lamb

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sausage

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my bread πŸ˜‰

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other dishes that I forgot to take pics: greek salad, couscous salad and ravioli

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and an armenian girl made baklava

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after dinner… we went to Muzette, a karaoke place. It was fun! πŸ™‚

This morning we went to do some shopping (all for Star) and we just finished lunch at a Thai restaurant. Now we’re taking some rest before going to see Stomp! (I might squeeze multi-grain bread in between ;)). We saw this group years ago in Buenos Aires and we were both very impressed by their creativity. I am sure they won’t disappoint us tonight πŸ˜‰

Q: What are you doing this weekend?

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