Congratulations, Jane B, on graduating high school!
I know having a celebration dinner a year late made you feel a little
uncomfortable, and you must have said to me a million times
"Mom, it's just high school. It's not that big of a deal!!!!
Don't make it a big deal! Plus, I graduated a year ago."
But then I'd say:
"Yes, it is a big deal, and you deserve
a proper celebration no matter how late!"
I decorated the table with reds, pinks, gold, and black
with photos of Jane everywhere.
-Salmon with herb lemon garlic butter
-Grilled asparagus and baby potatoes
-Mediterranean salad with chickpeas and feta
-Warm ciabatta bread served with hot olive oil
-10 fruit slush salad with fresh mint
-Danishes and chocolate croissants from our favorite
-Liquid gold hot chocolate with assorted chocolates
and peanut butter-covered marshmallows.
Each of us gifted Jane a cookbook that reminded us of her.
At one time or another, we all have been the
happy recipients of Jane's cooking/baking.
We hope one day she'll when she's cooking,
she'll remember the night we celebrated her graduation a year late.
Christian gave Jane the cookbook Molly on the Range.
Appropriate for my cowboy & cowgirl.
I gave her a cookbook called: Mandy's Gourmet Salads
(I've cooked practically everything in this and LOVE it).
Claire (from Brazil) gave her Scandinavian Comfort Food
which is a beautiful book about Hygge food at its best!
Oliver gave her a book called The Book on Pie.
This book is our pie bible!
Nicholas picked out Love and Lemons Every Day.
This is a great plant-based cookbook, Nielson style!
Lottie picked Bread on the Table because no one makes
a better load of bread than Jane!
As per our tradition, Christian and I commissioned my brother-in-law, Andrew
to make Jane a beautiful dainty set of ruby earrings.
They are adorable.
In July 2020, we celebrated Claire at her graduation party.
These are fun traditions!
It's hard to believe we'll be celebrating Oliver next year!