We just celebrated Randy's birthday here in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia--I believe the 7th that we've celebrated somewhere in Asia. --Don't miss the truly Asian sentiment on the gift bag :D
Anyway, his birthday wish was for a nice, quiet day. So, in honor of that wish, he got a birthday breakfast complete with real breakfast sausages! They're produced here in UB as a joint venture with New Zealand and are free of MSG and a whole bunch of other stuff. They tasted great (they ought to for what we paid for them; hence saved for a birthday breakfast!)--not as fatty as US sausage. ...hmm...amazing the things one gets excited about in a developing country... I had brought back this great Turkish robe from Land's End; perfect fit! So will monogram it soon. Let's see, we enjoyed a yummy lunch at a newer Thai restaurant, then home for his annual cheesecake. This year is the traditional New York recipe with a crust made from a cookie-dough batter--a recipe that originated with my dear Aunt Hare, who sadly is no longer with us. I've made pumpkin/ginger ones a few time that are really yummy, too.
According to Randy, this was a perfect birthday. Glad to oblige, glad for another year to celebrate, Dear!