Saturday 03/31 we all got together to celebrate Colin's upcoming 25 birthday before he and Ren headed out for their Caribbean cruise vacation. Ren's birthday is also close so it was a joint celebration!
I had to start food prep work at 3:00pm as I was fixing my mother's Ox Tail recipe that had to bake in the oven for 3 hours. Sue was going to make garlic mashed potatoes, so a lot of my time was in peeling the potatoes. But, everything was done and the ox tails were in the over by 4:00pm. So, Sue and I got a glass of wine and sat down to play some backgammon.
Colin had to work the morning and do some other things, and so he and Ren made it over just before 6:00pm.
We had a nice time chatting, had dinner, and, after returning to the living room to talk more, Sue served the special ginger infused take on a Creme Brulee recipe she had found. It was really, really good. After Colin and Ren headed out, we just relaxed to the pretty good 2009 Michael Mann action/drama movie Public Enemies.