Sunday, September 9, 2007

My Birthday

I'm such a lucky guy. I had a great birthday yesterday. I have beautiful nieces who are thoughtful and cute as can be. They sang the "Happy Birthday" song to me on the phone in the morning, which was a great way to start the day, and put a smile on my face. But imagine my surprise on Saturday when a basket of fresh baked cookies with a balloon-o-gram were delivered to my home, from my nieces Isabella and Elizabeth.

Above: the cookies are in the red cellophane covered basket below the festive balloons. I immediately transferred the cookies into a nice platter so I could admire them and drool...It turned out to be a great birthday for me.

My Birthday Dinner @ Copleys on Palm Canyon
John and I went to dinner Saturday night at one of my favorite restaurants in Palm Springs: Copley's on Palm Canyon. I've written about their wonderful food before but I can't help share how terrific their food is. We tried a few new dishes that I thought were worth sharing...
Above left: Hawaiian Ahi Tacos:Tuna Tartar, Avocado, Green Onion Tossed in Ginger Soy Dressing, presented In A Sesame Miso Shell & Topped with Tobiko Caviar & above right: Chilled Leek & Potato soup with Avocado and Scallops
Above left: Lemon infused salmon on a bed of wilted spinach with fingerling potatoes & above right: Opakapaka (Hawaiian pink snapper) with Ginger crust served on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes and steamed wax beans.

It was another fabulous dinner at Copley's, I just love the food, service and atmosphere. As the evening drew to a close I settled down back home with the dog and cat and enjoyed a glass of wine before bed. A great way to welcome in another year of life on this planet.
-Rick Rockhill

12 comments:

marlupe said...

oh my gosh-the food sounds wonderful. and those girls are cute as buttons!

bunnygirl said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Stephen Rader said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!! And many happy returns of the day!!

Those cookies look INCREDIBLE!!!!!

TWISI said...

Happy Birthday! Family and food.... nice combo!

Saboma said...

Happy belated Bday to you, Sir. You sure know how to celebrate, don't you? I mean like, wowie and good on ya, too! I can't think of a neater person than you to celebrate such a lovely life giving day.

*Birthday Hugs, Fella!*

Desert Songbird said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day.

Now, pass me a cookie...

Jennifer from MN said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like it was a great day. Your nieces are adorable!

CRUSTYBEEF said...

Happy Birthday Mr. P.S.S!! IT looks and sounds and reads like it was a great day...
Always,
Crusty~

jillie said...

Hope you had a GREAT birthday and I tell ya...I can't WAIT to get back to Ocean Beach! The weather here is cold and rainy today. I will NEVER complain about SD weather again...lol!!!

Thanks for stopping by ;o)

LouLou! said...

My diet is a failure because of your blog. I hope you're happy.

Sheila said...

Happy belated birthday. It's sounds like it was a wonderful day. That meal looks so good. Vicarious calories!

Canadian flake said...

Sounds like you had an awesome day. Congrats!! Those kinds of surprises are the best aren't they? Did ya eat the cookies or just drool all over them til the dog got them?? LOL

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