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birthday words

Chopping mess!

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Kitchen explosion.

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Donut factory.

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Dishwashing nightmare.

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Weekly beans!!

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Veggie box day!

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Remember Taco Night, Done Right?

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I repeated the same recipes for the beans + tater and veggie mix.  Roasted in the oven, because we’re out of grilling gas!

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I wanted to make enchiladas, stuff them with the taco mix, and drown them in enchilada sauce.

I’ve never purchased enchilada sauce before.

So, I figured my first time using it, I should make it.

Thanks to Emily for her super quick Enchilada Sauce recipe!  Doubled it + freezing some of the leftovers.

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Birthday present for the boy.

The Ansel Adams print was a Christmas gift + it needed a frame!

I mounted + framed it today.  Quite pleased with how it turned out.

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After work drinks at Equinox.

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Birthday kiss!

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The Ft. Collins gang!

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The Ft. Collins girls. Ma’ lady friends.

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Gettin’ goofy.

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Baby beer for me.

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Who knows.

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Enchilada assembly line.

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Flour + corn, stuffed with taters + beans, covered with sauce, veggie mix + cheese.

Baked at 350* for 30min.

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Kitchen helper!

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Including Kelsey’s, ridiculously amazing, Chipotle impersonator guacamole.  Better than my last batch from Chipotle.  No joke.

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Extra large birthday card.  [mounted it to foam board, which I had to tape to the frame b/c the original back-piece wouldn’t fit]

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Happy dog.

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Sad dog.

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Ohhh yaaaah.

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Good times.

Good friends.

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Good food.

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Too much food.

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Even more food.

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Birthday cupcakes donuts. [wow I was tired last night] Recipe coming soon.

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Sparkling clean!

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Birthday love.

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Thank you kiss.

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Happy end to a very birthday night.


Reader Comments (54)

Looks like a great birthday! I can't wait to try that Guac recipe. My avocado tree is fruiting right now!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrandee

You wrote cupcakes but I think you meant donuts...that's what happens when you're living life,having fun, being with friends, and just having a party!

It all looks awesome!! :)

Looks like an awesome day! I'm glad you and your hubby had such a great birthdayish event :) I'm pretty much excited to try Emily's enchilada sauce since my hubby LOVES enchiladas ... and I buy the jarred stuff. EEP!

Looking forward to the new donut recipe! Any chance you'll figure out a Boston Cream type??? It's my favoritest!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBalancing Sylvia

I love that this birthday celebration never ends!! :)

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I'm making enchiladas later this week - you can bet I am going to be taking your idea for the stuffing! Looks excellent!

Definetly an epic birthday celebration! Looks super fun :) Can't wait for the recipe!

Aww what a fun birthday! Looks like great food and great company too. The donuts are still making me salivate!

Looks like a ton of fun! Mexican themed foods are my absolute favorite! And I really like that art you got framed, its a gorgeous piece.

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatie @KatieDid

Ha you guys are so cute! Fun birthday night; impressive kitchen happenings & even more impressive kitchen clean up ;) Happy birthday, Chris!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather C

Seriously. I need to live close to you for my next birthday. Or, you need to just be a party planner that I can hire :)

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

All I remember on this entire post was the word "donut" which I will now be thinking about the rest of the day ;)

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAli

Happy Birthday to Chris!! Looks like a great night Ash, what an awesome host you are :) Can't wait for the donut recipe!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Looks like Chris had an amazing birthday!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolly @ The Runny Egg

I'm celebrating my birthday this weekend and have lots of visitors coming into town. I think I might make these enchiladas for all of us!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

you, my dear, are such a good wife and friend :) they are so blessed to have you in their lives! and so are we, because we get all the good recipes. haha :)

Yum looks great!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

The donut birthday cake is a cute idea!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEat Hike Sleep Repeat

The enchiladas look scrumptious! Love all the happy pictures!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarissa

what a nice birthday party!! You did such a grrrrrrrrrrrrrreaat job!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterkL---CEE

Quite the celebration, lucky guy!
I can't wait for that recipe. Anything with a chocolate glaze like that is a winner ;)

When my little boy saw the birthday donut tower he said, "I want that for my birthday!"

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Krug-Muro

what a great birthday! :) Ryan's birthday was Sunday so we've been busy celebrating too!...and I FINALLY got my 7 links posted today after you tagged me so long ago!

Hope all is well Ash!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternatalie (the sweets life)

Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! Happy belated and may you have a great year ahead :)

I made enchiladas last night. The "sauce" I used was leftover black bean soup that I made the night before. Got the idea from Rick Bayless' website. I'm eating the leftovers right now so just thought I'd share. Looks like you guys had fun - your house is looking good. I need to get a doughnut pan!!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Looks like such a fun time!! Birthday donuts are an awesome idea!

I love enchiladas! I pretty much love anything mexican lol =]

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ Jess Go Bananas

Sounds delicious!!!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Aw, fun! Oooh, I'll have to check out the 7 links post. :)

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That's awesome! Good thing about the donuts, is that they are much easier to make + frost than a cake! Way less time too. :)

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Hehe, thanks ;)

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thank you so much are way too kind. :)

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

It was great for serving a crowd. Everyone loved them!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

It was great for serving a crowd. Everyone loved them!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Emily. :)

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

hahahaha love it

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Heather. :) The clean up was insane, haha.

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Katie...Chris loved it!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

The potato + bean stuffing went over reallllly well. The potato texture is awesome! You have to make the enchilada sauce recipe...delish!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I know, right? It's been such a fun week!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Sylvia. You definitely need to try the was amazing and seriously super easy! Unfortunately the Boston Cream donuts are my least favorite. :( I'm all about the cakey kind! I'll have some fall donuts coming soon though!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Hahaha, just noticed that. :) I was realllly tired last night!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Avocado tree??? Jealous!!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

What a fun Birthday bash!! I bet you were exhausted...doing all that work in the kitchen plus the extras would wear a girl right out!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizAshlee

Enchilada inspiration!!! Especially now that I've been using your bean trick like a fiend :) What a lovely birthday celebration, and congrats on cleaning up the kitchen explosion!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn@TheTieDyeFIles

Haha..thanks! Glad you're enjoying the beans!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Way to rock out a birthday celebration. Looks like you all had a blast. Happy birthday to Chris!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Yes, we did!! Thanks Mary!

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Now that is a birthday celebration!!!! Girl you did an amazing job!!! I am now craving donuts ;) xoxo

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPure2raw Twins

Great post- I can tell how much fun you all had :) And I'm not surprised you were tired!
I gave my mom a card of that same print last weekend for her birthday.. I love it, the trees sparkle and glow.

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Aw fun..what a coincidence!

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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