Saturday, July 28, 2012

Weekend Cooking: My Sons' Anniversary Gift


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My husband and I celebrated 25 years of marriage last month, and on the special day we awoke to find a card made for us by our sons. They went through my IPhoto account and chose photos going back many years and put them on the card.
The front of our anniversary card
On the inside of the card were another dozen photos; it must have taken them quite some time. I was so moved, it was a wonderful, meaningful anniversary gift. It brought me right back to when the boys were little and they would bring home cards they made in school.

They also gave us a certificate for a homemade meal from them. A few weeks ago I took them up on their offer. They lived together with two other guys at college in Albany, and they cooked dinner pretty much every night.

For our special dinner, they made sliced steak, which they rubbed with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce, then broiled to perfection. They baked potatoes, rolling them in olive oil and salt and pepper before baking and topped with butter and sour cream, and added spaghetti salad on the side. It was delicious, and such a thoughtful gift. I enjoyed not cooking or cleaning up!
Our anniversary dinner
It was a fabulous anniversary, and it's been an amazing 25 years. I'm looking forward to the next 25!






15 comments:

  1. What a wonderful gift for the two of you!!

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  2. What a terrific idea for a such a special day. Straight from the heart. Dinner looks (and sounds) like it was fantastic. Happy 25th Anniversary :)

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  3. Wow! Great kids! and, they did a wonderful job on the card and the food...you must have done something right with those two :)

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  4. Wow what a wonderful way to celebrate. Lovely card and a special meal. Here's to many more years together!

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  5. What wonderful sons you have. Happy anniversary!

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  6. I must say that I'm tempted to forward a link to this post to my own sons in hopes of inspiring them to your sons' above-and-beyond behavior!

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  7. That's just super - what a nice personal touch - so much better than a store bought card and present.

    Hope you are having a nice week. My Weekend Cooking contribution was a salmon pizza.

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  8. How wonderful that your sons are able to put together a lovely dinner. Hubby and I celebrated our 25th last month. I wrote about our dinner in todays blog post.

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  9. So thoughtful - happy anniversary!

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  10. Happy anniversary! Such lovely gifts from our sons :)

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  11. What thoughtful young men! Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  12. Congratulations on your silver anniversary, Diane, and on raising such thoughtful sons!

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