It’s holiday time in the blogosphere – everywhere I look I see recipes for Christmas cookies or Hanukkah cakes or generalized ‘winter holidays’-themed party food. But I think you’re all forgetting the most important holiday of the year: my friend K’s half-birthday.
Yes, I said half-birthday. I can’t tell you how many people have balked when I tell them I’m planning to make a half-cake for K. “Half-birthday?” they ask, incredulous, “isn’t that just for kids?” Well, yes. It is. But one of the things I love about K is that she is pretty much the definition of unabashed. She wants to celebrate her half-birthday with a few friends, some tasty food, and a ha-cake (as in hapenny, jeez), and honestly I don’t see any problem with that. It is a bit strange for a grown woman to count her age in halves, to be sure, but on the other hand, couldn’t we all use a little more whimsy and celebration in our lives? I know I could.