Last year, I baked my dad a gingerbread cake that happened to become one of my favorite desserts ever. It’s dense with the perfect balance of gingerbready spices. I highly recommend that you go and make it right now. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to serve him a slice on the day, but when I was home for the holidays, I made the cake again and served him a large slice. I’d say it was a fair hit.
This year things are a bit more frazzled and I’m not cranking on the oven to bust out a cake or standing over a pot of bubbling sugar to bust out some caramels. Instead, Dad, here’s a happy list to celebrate you. I hope you have an amazing day with, perhaps, a cortado or cappuccino at Stumptown. Then again, it’s your birthday, why not treat yourself to a single origin pour over? You deserve it.
the voices you made when you read the berenstein bears
driving me places
like to the airport
always being ready to talk to me
playing the sims
those crazy names you made up
charlie brown’s christmas
please don’t watch House!
it’s all a self portrait
is there any color in there?
pizza, pizza, pizza
or do you want a mediterranean platter?
I’m sorry some peanut butter
no wait pancakes?
blueberries? maple syrup?
furrowing your brow when reading anything
that are sent at a perfectly alarming rate
oh wait, i forgot, isn’t self-serve fro yo your favorite? 😉
decorating the Christmas tree with me every year
and music that we both like
making silly faces from behind the towel
and beatles’ voices
I love you Dad!
Happy Birthday Dad!