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Logan’s 21st Birthday

Posted on July 14, 2021 by under Events, Family, Food and Drink.    

Brian and I went to mom and dad’s on Sunday for a “family get together” to celebrate our nephew’s 21st birthday. First of all, it’s crazy that he is 21. That means Brian and I have been together for over 21 years. These are the kinds of situations that make one feel super old.

Anyway, Brian and I thought it would be just our immediate family — mom and dad, Jenni (Logan’s birth mom), Jenni’s husband Adam, Matt (Logan’s dad), Jennifer (Logan’s stepmom), Logan’s brothers Quentin and Eli, and maybe a couple of other people. Mom put us in charge of picking up birthday cake and I never thought to ask how many people would be attending because she just said “get together” at her house, which usually means just us. Heck, Brian and I didn’t even bother to dress up. We just came in our workout clothes.

The funny thing is, when Brian went to Costco to order the cake, he debated whether to get the smaller round cake or the bigger sheet cake. He called and asked me and, although I assumed it would be just us, I recommended that he get the bigger sheet cake (the same one that we bought for his and Karen’s birthday celebration at the Belmont) because it’s always better to have extra than to run out.

Once people started arriving at the party, he told me he was glad that we got the bigger sheet cake. He was worried that we got too much cake and, after the fact, we may not have gotten enough.

He was like, “I didn’t realize your mom invited the entire Filipino community.” I replied, “Neither did I.” He goes, “Now I see where you get it from.” Brian has always accused me of inviting too many people to our parties.

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So anyway, here are some pics from the “get together” this Sunday.

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Jenni and Brian patiently waiting for the buffet to open.

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Mom and dad went all out for Logan’s 21st. They even decorated.

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They were also absolutely serious about not allowing any food or drinks at this table… In case anyone had other ideas.

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They seriously went all-out. Look at all this food!

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We had some pancit, which is a staple at Filipino birthday parties because the noodles are meant to signify long life.

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Menudo is always a crowd-pleaser.

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Dinuguan is not really for everyone but I love it.

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I made the mistake of referring to these as “shrimp” — no, no, they are prawns!

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The rice pilaf was great but I think there should have been more lumpia, which are usually the first to run out at parties.

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And then there’s beef — something less exotic for the gringos.

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Besides the chocolate cake that we brought, there was fruit and flan and bico for dessert. Mom and dad truly went above and beyond for this party.

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Brian and I came hungry and were not disappointed.

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Here’s a picture of my plate with a little bit of everything.

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I’m not so fond of feeling old but I was very grateful for the opportunity to enjoy delicious Filipino food which I really only get to enjoy once or twice a year. Thanks to Logan for having milestone birthday to celebrate. Until next time, GNG.

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