Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mr. Fo's birthday

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am so sorry for the lack of blogging! I have been quite the busy bee and have had lots going on. BUT - back to regular blogging! I have missed it!

For Mr. Fo's birthday, he didn't want anything too big... after all, how can anything compete with the fabulous 30th birthday bash I threw last year?! 

So we just did a little dinner at home. When I asked what he wanted to eat, his answer was that of a 5 year old: Chicken Fingers and French Fries. I must say, I was a little disappointed as I was prepared to make some sort of fabulous meal. But, the birthday boy rules in this case. So i set off to make the most fabulous meal of Bar type food in history... in fact, I created a "Stu's Bar" theme for our dinner. Take a look!

For our appetizer course, I made mozzarella sticks! This was surprisingly easy, thanks to the fabulous Giada. Seriously, try her recipe - it's 'da bomb. 

Next up, panko encrusted chicken fingers with homemade potato wedges.

 Note that this particular chicken finger looks exactly like a seahorse... weird, right?

I must say, this was some of the best bar food I have ever had! And it was so easy and a cheap meal! Perfect for kids (or a 31 year old man....hmmm). We finished off the night with his annual birthday treat, carrot cake from a super secret top recipe. This year I made cupcakes (mini and regular, of course):

Here's Mr. Fo blowing out his candles:

We had some prosecco (not very bar food themed, but I like to mix it up). PLUS - the prosecco was called Ti amo, which means "I love you" in Italian, I'm a sucker for anything Italian:

Note that Mr. Fo also started off his morning with a breakfast of champions, a Bojangles biscuit. If you don't have Bojangles where you are, you should drive down here and get some - it's that good. And for those of you judging me that I am pumping my husband's arteries full of trans fat and other death ingredients, I am of the mindset that on your birthday you can eat whatever you want. I mean, let's be honest, nobody wants a salad on their birthday. That's just asinine.

Here is Stu's Bar tablescape: 

As you can tell, everything was "beer themed," with the beer steins as flower vases and all! Mr. Fo really appreciated it and we had a lovely little dinner for just the two of us! 

Happy birthday again Mr. Fo! I love you :)

A few recent changes at Jackie Fo: 

- If you look at the top of the of my blog, you will see a new page called "Party Posts!" I consolidated all of my parties on one page so you can find them easier!
- Fo Fabulous Custom Party Package Update - After getting quite a few party package orders lately, I decided to raise my price from $30 to $45. It takes me quite a while to create a party package, so I decided to raise my prices due to demand. Believe me, it's still a GREAT deal! 

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Yum! I always demand Bojangles on my birthday, too!

  2. you are sooooo cute and sweet!!! PLUS if my hubs requested that meal... I would totally have been in line at chick filet! LOL... you are a super wife!