As is a tradition in our families growing up, we've continued the tradition of allowing the birthday celebrant to choose their menu for their birthday. Here's what kept me busy on Monday:
For brunch, we had Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with strawberries. It took the idea from the recipe, but made fresh bread for the french toast on Sunday with my Basic Bread.
From there sliced up huge chunks of it and put the slit in slices for the cheese and grilled them up. The finished result was very good. A little sweet for my liking and since I LOVE cream cheese, I think I would rather have them stuffed with cream cheese - but it wasn't my birthday :).
Lunch didn't come until about 2 - and the Birthday Boy requested Potato Leek Soup with Pumpernickel Bread. I melded a couple of different recipes for the bread and it turned out very well- says he who likes Pumpernickel.
(The loaf was actually darker - the photo came out light)
For dessert, Cheesecake: