I turn 31 today. To say it’s been a strange time is an understatement, but the years tick on and all that.
I honestly hardly remember what I did when I turned 30 besides pump and nurse and try to keep poop out from under my fingernails. Does anyone have a clue what I did last year for my birthday? I was slightly distracted.
But! This year I’m…more aware of my distractions? Houses and dogs and toddlers and jobs, most days it is wonderful but also kind of relentless, right? It all changes very quickly but then is monotonous, not that that’s a bad thing.
I spent Saturday with my family celebrating my and 3 other birthdays, and we had a blast messing with Beck and eating and drinking and just being together. A Tuesday birthday is maybe the most anticlimactic kind, so I’m making up for it with happy hour tonight with friends, and these butter bowls for you.
You’re either fully repulsed or grateful that I said it first – sometimes we just want to eat all the butter, right? I’m with you. This is an imitation of an appetizer at one of my favorite local restaurants – a butter-based broth with huge flavor, lovely shrimp, and bread for dunking. I went garlic/wine/lemon for my flavors and threw some local microgreens on top for health + crunch. Balance, people, balance.