I'd like to think the bananas were supposed to be some sort of symbolic table decoration, but people actually ate them. Bananas are cool to eat anywhere!
My friend Ruchika brought delicious potato samosas with two chutneys.
My friend Debra made her mom's famous "Summer Salad," a vibrant display of marianted veggies.
My significant (m)Other made spanakopita.
My Greek-Argentinian uncle Nick sent a tray of ham and cheese Sandwich de Migas from Rincoln Argentino in Glendale.
My friend, Shelley, made a delicious orzo salad (pictured of table). Katrina made a bowl of angel food cake, jello and pudding.
My friends from Oregon submitted their summer sausage entry.
Joan, the hostess with the mostess, made a red velvet cake from scratch with banana lettering.
It was one of the best birthdays ever!
Shelley, me, Debra, Ruchika (from left to right)
Childhood-volleyball-Cupertino friend, Debra and Joan.
Friends from college in Portland (Judah and Sema, above).Good times.
Making a wish and blowing out the candles!