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Monday, February 21, 2011

Celebrating Baby Girl Bair

**UPDATED! I added a picture of the baby girl.**

My officemate at school, Danny, texted me at 4:38am today to tell me that his daughter was born about two hours earlier. Her name is Elia Noemi and she sure is beautiful!
To celebrate her birth, I made us a Hawaiian dinner, Argentine dessert, and Mexican beverage meal. 'Twas amazing, especially after a full day of fresh air!Back before Toa was born I was perusing a Polynesian cooking blog to look for recipes...Danny looked and pointed out Chicken Katsu as one of his favorite Hawiian dishes. So I made that, along with rice and macaroni salad. For dessert we had angel food cake and ice cream with dulce de leche on top (that's the Argentine part). And I had a Corona to acknowledge Danny's Mexican heritage. Mmmmmm.I considered making the dulce de leche myself (by cooking down regular milk or by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk) but got lazy and just bought a can at the store. I have no idea what I'll do with the remainder of the can (all 19/20ths of it, that stuff is super sweet)...maybe I'll stir some into my coffee this week. I had planned on making Spam musubi but just ran out of time.

Welcome to the world, sweet Elia!


steph.kelley said...

What a luscious-looking dinner. Your katsu looks better than the original on the Polynesian site! Dulce is great as a dip for apple slices and as a spread on toast — that's how we used to eat it when my gramma brought some back from Argentina. :) I bet it would also be good in place of cocoa mix in hot milk. Mmmm... xoxo

Kaitlin said...

looooooooooove chicken katsu! this post just made me REALLY hungry.

Kelly said...

Baby Elia is so cute! And your food looks super yummy as always. Eddie sure seems to be enjoying it :D