Last night we celebrated Silas' 12th Birthday meal. A tradition in our home is the Birthday person picks the meal and dessert.
Silas' Bday was the 28th but we weren't home for supper that night, so we had it last night.
(This is one regret I'll always have, I should not have let the doctor induce me on that day. I was only 6 days late by the 28th and wish I had waited until after the New Year. I always feel like Silas is a bit "jipped" because we've been busy many years on his official day and he has to wait. He never complains or even has commented about it but it's one thing in life I wish I had done differently. The doctor was going away on New Year's and said she wanted the delivery done so she could relax. Oh well,, just a thought that felt good to get off my chest). :)
The top three meals picked are pizza, shepherd's pie and spaghetti with clam sauce.
Silas picked the last one so I thought I'd share how I make it.
My Mom made it for us growing up and we always LOVED it when she made it!
First I take about 5-6 garlic cloves (not a whole garlic but the pieces off a garlic) and mince them in my garlic press into a large sauce pan. The garlic is lightly fried in about 4 table spoons of butter.
Add 1/4 cup dried parsley and a few dashes of salt.
Let come to a soft boil. I add about 3 tbs flour mixed with 3/4 C water to thicken a bit.
Heat and serve over spaghetti or your favorite kind of noodle. It's great with parmesan cheese sprinkled on it.