In the evening (after tree planting), there was cheeseball (homemade, of course), dinner and a pie.
Some things about Ken on his birthday:
:: he is an amazing parent. Not only is he loving and fun with the boys, but he manages their bad moods and tantrums much much better than I.
:: he's kind and generous to everyone. He sees people's strengths.
:: he is passionate about gardening and loves to research trees and plants for our yard. He has an especial love for the exotics (which is how we came to have our Cara Cara Pink oranges and our fejoas).
Happy birthday Ken!
And in case you are hankering for cheeseball of your own, here is the recipe. So yummy--I highly recommend.
8 oz. block cream cheese
8 oz. tub sharp cheddar spread
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
two shakes of Worcestershire sauce
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
Blend the two cheeses (I start out by forking them through and then switch to a wooden spoon) with the garlic and the Worcestershire. Form into a ball (it helps to have slightly damp hands for this). Chill 1 hour. Roll in pecans. Ready to serve! This is great with any crackers and with cut up veggies on the side, especially celery. Enjoy!