Last weekend was a really big celebration at our house. Hubby, who I’ve always refered to as “Marlboro Man”…I mean really, look at this picture. For those of you old enough, does he not look JUST like the Marlboro Man of our day, minus the cigarette, of course? Anyway, Marlboro Man had a birthday.
And Marlboro Man’s birthday cake contained a BIG surprise! It was a Gender Reveal Cake.
Yes, it seems that these days, pregnant couples like to throw Gender Reveal parties. Our youngest pregnant daughter, Alexis, and son-in-law, Chris, had just found out what they were having, so they decided to reveal that surprise with Marlboro Man’s birthday cake. TOO CUTE! Watch the video below to find out whether I’ll be dressing my first grand baby in pink or blue!
Alexis also brought a beautiful platter of appetizers to the party. Not only are these REALLY good, but they make a GORGEOUS platter! You merely thread pepperoni or salami, provolone cheese, olives and maybe some cherry tomatoes onto a rosemary skewer. Her rosemary happened to be in bloom, which made the platter even prettier with the purple flowers on the end! Here’s a picture of just one:
And here’s a picture of a whole platter of them!
adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Special Ultimate Italian Magazine
- 12 5-inch fresh rosemary sprigs
- 12 4 x 1 inch thin slices provolone cheese
- 12 2-inch thin slices pepperoni and/or salami
- 12 assorted pitted Italian olives
- 12 cherry tomatoes
Strip leaves from rosemary sprigs, leaving 1 inch of foliage at one end of each sprig. Arrange a slice of cheese, a slice of pepperoni, an olive and a tomato on each rosemary skewer. Makes 12 servings.