The stew was well received. No leftovers. But then, we did feed seven people on a six-serving recipe, which is not bad.
Flar liked his birthday present, which is a table that appears to be a stack of briefcases, each of which is actually a drawer. The briefcases are each covered in leather, and the definition of a consultant is "someone from out of town with a briefcase," so the table seems well suited to him.
The boys did a nice job of cleaning up the family room so that we could have Flar's birthday party in there. After Flar opened (unveiled) his present, and we were all served with dinner, we sat down to watch XXX.
After I finished my dinner, I made the topping for the cake. Flar's favorite cake is German chocolate, which isn't German Chocolate without the coconut-pecan topping. Only, I usually buy a can of it, and I'd forgotten to this time. Two different recipes that I found for it called for evaporated milk, which I don't keep in stock. The closest substitute that I could think of was coconut milk. Only, I don't remember it being quite so creamy the last time I bought it. Anyway, this is the first time I've successfully made coconut-pecan topping from scratch: in the past it's been too gooey-runny.
I sent the tournament numbers to Coach, who needs to get the school to cut a check, and then mail off the entry. I'll call tomorrow to follow-up and see if he needs anything else from me on this. I also put together the tournament info into an email for the parents, and started a discussion about car-pooling.
And now it's time for sleep. Tomorrow I get to recover my clean kitchen, and do a week's worth of laundry. The kitchen is messy enough from birthday cooking/baking, that it should be easily noticeable if I set it to rights again.