Monday Munchies, Part 22: The Anniversary Edition


Why did I randomly post a picture of roses at the end of my last post? Red-hued decorations for Casa THIH? Kinship with the family Rosaceae?

How about none of the above?


Last Friday, Peter gave me roses to celebrate our wedding anniversary. What could I do but show them off?

I think the past five years (and beyond) may be summed up in this one picture:

[Chuck May Photography]

Not much has changed in five years, I’ll tell you that.

On to today’s post! This post is a continuation of the Monday Munchies series where I show everything I eat over the course of single day (last Friday). Behold: the anniversary edition.

Breakfast, 6:45 am:


Bircher muesli made with Noosa yogurt, almond milk, tiny sliced banana, frozen blueberries, chia seeds. Served with coffee and foamed milk.



Lunch, 1 pm (!; that’s what happens when you don’t plan, Jessie):


Eye-poppingly large salad with black beans, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and dressing.


Peter and I decided to split a mango for lunch dessert and ended up taking one bite each before sending that impossibly overripe AND under ripe fruit to the depths of Hades (i.e. the kitchen trash).


Snack, 4:30 pm:


Gruyere and dried apricots. Because one can never have enough apricots.

Dinner, 7 pm:


Apple-glazed Cornish hens with sauteed baby kale and red quinoa with mushrooms. Skim milk, of course. The apple-glazed hens were pretty good, but we agreed the pomegranate-glazed hens are better.


Dessert? But of course, my dear reader! We each enjoyed a slice of our wedding cake.


“Five-year-old cake!” you cry. “That must be some freezer burn!”

Ah, but this cake is only a few months old. Whenever we’re in Connecticut, we stock up on cakes from the bakery that make our wedding cake: Take the Cake in Guilford, CT. It’s good stuff, people. Try a slice if you’re in the area.

[Chuck May Photography]


Happy Memorial Day!Β  Enjoy your week, wo de hao peng you.


  1. haha, I was going to SAY, wow, five years old?? We would have raided that fridge years ago. Did you know …true story, NIck’s mom JUST threw out their wedding cake 3 years ago?? Yeah, they had been married about 40 years. Weird, yet….cute??

    The photos are gorgeous, and congrats to both of you for a wonderful marriage and many more great years to come! BTW, I made teff pudding the other day. HOLY HECK, DELICIOUS!!!!!

    1. Wow, really?? I can’t imagine moving a 35+ year old cake around – still, that’s pretty cute πŸ™‚

      I hope you’re posting a recipe for that teff pudding!! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks, Laz! πŸ™‚

  2. Happy Anniversary! πŸ˜€

    And that cake looks delicious! Mmmm I love wedding cake. It’s the best part of the wedding.

  3. Happy Anniversary, Jessie and Peter! It’s amazing you’ve already been married for five years! Enjoy the cake and the laughter πŸ™‚ Yay!

    1. Aww, thanks, Lucy πŸ™‚

  4. Oh Happy Anniversary! This was such a fun post to read. I love seeing wedding pictures. You two make such a striking couple (then and now!) And your cornish hens look so very good! We’re having friends over for dinner on Thursday night and I just might have to make these! Thank you for sharing!!!

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