Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth (and me!)

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Wishing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth a Happy Birthday today.  I always enjoyed sharing a birthday with Her Majesty, especially since my ancestry is almost 100% from the United Kingdom, so I feel a kinship.  However, it will probably be her saddest birthday after the death of her beloved husband, Prince Philip.  For some reason, and I’m guessing it’s a weather issue, the Queen has always made her big birthday celebration with the public in June instead of today.  Maybe by June, she will be more in a frame of mind to celebrate her remarkable life.

I don’t know where the time goes, but my birthday today seems very strange.  When one is young, it seems like you never imagine yourself as old as you remember your own grandmother.  But here  I am, married forty-four years next month, two daughters and three granddaughters later.

I didn’t feel like a cake today.  Instead, I wanted a Blueberry Pie called “Mustikkapiirakka,” from my husband’s Finnish relatives. Try saying that title three times fast!   It’s beyond wonderful.  It’s like a cross between a crustless pie and a cheesecake even though there is no cream cheese.  You have to taste to believe it. Thank you to my firstborn, Kristina, for making it today.  Click here for the recipe from Kristina.

For dinner we will be enjoying salmon, lemon-pine nut orzo, roasted asparagus, and tossed salad.  I wonder what the Queen will be having?  The one thing we both will be enjoying is the love from our families and friends.  Our meal will be served at a kitchen table, not in a castle, but I’ll feel like a queen surrounded by my loved ones.

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19 Responses to Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth (and me!)

  1. April 21, 2021 at 5:17 am #

    Have a wonderful birthday and a super-special year!

    • April 21, 2021 at 11:59 am #

      Thanks, Dawn!

  2. April 21, 2021 at 5:21 am #

    Happy Birthday ! Looks tasty. Someone should be baking for you today !

    • April 21, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

      Thanks, Barb- Kristina is making the birthday dessert!

  3. April 21, 2021 at 6:17 am #

    Happy Birthday, Debbie! Have a wonderful day and some delicious food.

    • April 21, 2021 at 12:03 pm #

      Thanks, Madonna! It’s been a nice day so far, and I’m looking forward to Kristina making the birthday (Finnish) dessert.

  4. April 21, 2021 at 9:54 am #

    Happy Birthday Debbie (and the QUEEN).
    I’m going to try the blueberry pie. I happen to have all the ingredients. So I’ll celebrate with you and your family.

    Hugs and blessings

    • April 21, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

      Hi Elaine! I think you will love the Finnish pie. It’s different and so delicious. Let me know what you think!

  5. April 21, 2021 at 12:29 pm #

    L’il Sis
    Happy Birthday and Bon Appetit, Y’all with love always. The Finnish pie looks delicious! BTW, we are both Taurus ladies…..:)
    Big Sis

    • April 22, 2021 at 1:31 am #

      Hi Big Sis! When is your birthday?

      • April 22, 2021 at 5:37 am #

        May 13!

        • April 24, 2021 at 12:45 pm #

          Spring birthdays and being a Taurus are fun!

  6. April 21, 2021 at 12:38 pm #

    Happy Birthday Debbie! Enjoy your day!!

    • April 22, 2021 at 1:30 am #

      Thank you, Amy. Good to hear from you!

  7. April 21, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

    Hi Debbie,

    Happy birthday to you and many more! That dessert looks wonderful!

    Have a great day,

    • April 22, 2021 at 1:29 am #

      Thank you, Yvonne!

  8. April 25, 2021 at 8:01 am #

    Hope Bill & Kristina spoiled you like a Queen on your Birthday! Blessings of joy on your year ahead.

  9. April 29, 2021 at 7:43 am #

    Your birthday dinner and dessert sound delicious! I hope you had a good day that begins an even better year. Thank you, Debbie, for the gift you give all of us with each blog you post. I enjoy each and every one!

    • May 2, 2021 at 1:29 pm #

      Thank you, Denise. I had a lovely day with hubby and oldest daughter. You always make my day with your kind words.

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