Traditions to me are always so awesome, but one thing that is super awesome is having the opportunity to start your own tradition. We started celebrating Norm and Jeffery's birthday at our house three years ago and by now, not only getting together for their birthdays has become a tradition but also our meal has become a tradition.
Our meal consisted of the typical Peruvian dish: Adobo de Chancho which involves pork shoulder cooked in spices and vinegar, boiled sweet potatoes, salsa criolla and white rice (cooked Peruvian style). We also had salad, but who needs to eat salad when you have some many other exciting options right before your eyes?
Here are some pictures of this year's Birthday Celebration
Mom fixing the salsa criolla:
Ed was trying to explain this game he's made up about abbreviations....
Test picture for "group picture":
They were all yelling at the photographer (yours truly) because their food kept getting cold... but how can you have a group gathering without a picture that involves a "self timer" as well as creativity on getting the camera to just the right height and angle and figuring out where the photographer is going to run to for the picture? Exactly....
Our meal also consisted of Paleo Dessert - thanks Eric and Kerrie - we had chocolate cake and cookies that involved coconut, dark chocolate chunks and some other crazy ingredients:
And there you have it - Birthday Celebration Tradition, year #3.