Happy birthday to John!

Okay, a day late since Monday was his birthday! ๐Ÿ˜€ ย He is now 46, just like me! ย I am not the older woman any more.



I know it is probably pretty obvious, but I lurves him to the moon and back. ย  ๐Ÿ˜ณ

He decided dinner out was to be at Alibaba in Lake George.



That oven back there is where they cook the puffy lavash bread!



It comes with a dill yogurt sauce, but I think next time I would get hummus with it.

John had the falfafel platter:



I decided on chicken curry.



Very tasty! ย The green beans on the side were a cold dish and had been roasted probably in that oven. ย They were good! ย I didn’t like the pickled cabbage, though.

I do like the food here, but the service was a little lame. ย 

We went to downtown GF and saw a concert in the park, so we stopped and listened to a couple tunes of the jazz band:



We like to spread birthdays out around here, especially when going out to eat. ย I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want is a huge dessert after eating out. ย  That means that family cake will happen a day later (tonight).

John’s request was a chocolate cake and I made the whole thing from scratch cause I love him.



Seriously – this cake used almost a whole tin of cocoa powder between the cake and the frosting! ย I hope it is good ๐Ÿ˜€

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21 thoughts on “Happy birthday to John!

  1. deb

    Happy Belated Bday John!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lori that cake lookd delish!!! You reminded me what my grandma used to make me for my bday every summer… Chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate frosting…YUM!!!! LOL! Hugs! deb

  2. Lisa

    Are you usually a fan of pickled cabbage? I love pickled anything. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Happy birthday John! Looks like a nice evening. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. debby

    Oh my! Another cake for me to obsess about! I just need someone near me to bake cakes from scratch and give me one piece about 4 times a year : ) Happy birthday John!

    1. Lori Post author

      It wasn’t that hard to do from scratch and I have the recipe pinned because it will be made again ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Kim

    Happy birthday to John (a day late!!) – that cake looks amazing! Definitely true love to make a cake from scratch!!!

  5. Fran

    And was it good?

    Happy belated birthday to John, extra treat that you could listen to some music too since you both love that so much.

  6. Helen

    Happy Birthday to John. I can see why you like him so much ๐Ÿ™‚

    If that cake tastes as delicious as it looks, you need to email me the recipe. That sort of chocolate cake is Mr. Helen’s favorite!

    Funny what you said about waiting for dessert – we always say that exact thing on Thanksgiving… the desserts taste so much better the next day when we’re not stuffed.

    Ali Baba looks like my sort of place. I may need to find an excuse to come visit you just to go there!

  7. Lori's Better Half

    Thanks for presents, the cake was delish (keep recipe pinned please), but I am still younger!

  8. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Ha – I was getting ready to post a comment and then saw John’s reply about still being younger. Too funny – happy birthday John!

    where’s the link for the cake? You know we all want some now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was going to ask if you biked to Lake George but judging from the lighting in the pictures, it looked like a night trip and would have been too late to bike.

  9. Sharon

    I get the “older woman” thing as I’m six months older than Bill. Problem is, that six months crosses a year (mine in July, his in January)so he gets to say he was born in a different year. I just remind him what a shining example he has to look up to! Happy Birthday, John!

  10. Linda E.

    Happy Birthday John. I love birthdays no matter whose they are, because then we have an excuse to indulge in some cake! And chocolate at that. Yummy.

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