Monday, August 17, 2009

Joyeux Anniversaire

Salade Niçoise


French Onion Soup

Boeuf Bourguignon


Chocolate Mousse

Today would have been my Father, George Summerfield's 71st Birthday. He died when Lulu was just a baby in 1996, so she doesn't remember him and Deke was born in 1998. It is important to me that my children know about there Grandfather, so I honor his Birthday every year by making his favorite food and listening to his favorite music. Lucky for us, he was a huge Francophile so I will make a French feast!

11 comments:

Janet Dahl said...

I want to celebrate it, too! Yum.

Katie Runnels said...

Very sweet, Linda! I'm sure he's delighted! xoxo

Rachel Moog said...

Sounds like a grand meal. Happy birthday, and enjoy a wonderful meal with your family. It's very sweet to honor him in that way.

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Thanks for including us in remembering your dad...and look at that fab food...I know First Hand what a good cook you are...or was that MR. L.C.?

LiLi M. said...

Great way to commemorate him! I try to tell stories all the time to keep the memories vivid.

Funny that through your blog I found out that those pianos are at Schiermonnikoog, which is in our small country too, thanks!

ctb003 said...

What a special way to honor your father and keep his memory alive for your children. I'm new to your blog. Your pictures are wonderful!!

~ Wendy
Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! I had an unusual experience about a year ago that undeniably proved to my husband and I that are loved ones are still here with us in some ways. I think they join in on the celebrations so I am sure he enjoyed his special French Feast. What a lovely way to remember and celebrate someone.

Saucy said...

I am wondering if that is Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon or is it a family recipe of yours? It all looks delicious, and a wonderful tradition.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a way to celebrate him--clearly the man had TASTE!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a great tradition to remember him.
Those photos have me salivating!

KitschKrafts said...

What a clever way to celebrate your dad. It's so hard to lose a loved one....I lost my dad in 2003. He was to young to go and it's tough when that time of year or his birthday comes around. I think this year I may do exactly this type of celebrate. That is DEFINITELY something he would have loved!
Kitsch Krafts