Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday, and we had a lot of fun celebrating her! This year my mom, sister, and I decided to start a new tradition and go out for lunch together for each of our birthdays. Last month they took me to the Springfield Grill, and for mom's birthday we decided to try the classic Pittsburgh Sunday brunch at the Grand Concourse. The three of us met there after church and had a wonderful time!

I purposely didn't eat anything that morning because I wanted to be able to eat as much as I possibly could at the brunch... Now there's a goal to be proud of, eh?

We had a beautiful table looking out across the river at the city. We ate and talked and ate and talked. My brother-in-law had asked my mom earlier how long she thought we'd be gone, and she told him to plan on us being gone the entire afternoon!

This was the view from our table:

After several hours of delicious food, we went home and relaxed, and then reconvened at our house for cake, presents, and general merriment :-)

Another one of Pittsburgh's classics graced our table last night - the inimitable Prandtl's toasted almond torte. Don't even try to copy this one people - go straight to the source on Walnut Street in Shadyside. A special shout-out is due to my little sis, who braved a screaming two-month-old and an unplanned trip through the Liberty Tubes in an effort to bring home this delightful dessert. To thumbs up, Cara. 100% worth it.

We dusted off our family tradition, the Fella Jar (that's a whole different blog post), and feted Mom with praise and accolades on  her big day. She had plenty of help blowing out her candles!

Happy Birthday Mom! Hope your day was as wonderful as you are!

1 comment:

  1. Prandtl's almond torte is THE BEST! Lisa Riviere makes a pretty tasty version of it. What a nice tradition to to all go out for your birthdays.