Happy Homecoming for Baby Joel!

A week ago, I became the proud new mother of my handsome son, Joel. He was a bit impatient and decided to come out into the world a month early - a day before Mother's Day in fact! As much as we were overjoyed, he ended up staying in the hospital  for a week to grow and develop a bit longer so he could come home. Finally, we have our son in our arms and welcomed him home. To celebrate, I prepared a special Homecoming Dinner in honor of my son, which is also the dinner I initially planned to prepare for Mother's Day this year. Although it's a week later, I wouldn't have it any other way and I'm glad to add another chair to the table for our new family of three...

Here's the menu I prepared to celebrate my son's long awaited homecoming. Stay tuned for the recipes in the coming days...

Cantaloupe & Crispy Prosciutto Arugula Salad
with Fig Balsamic Drizzle

Herbes de Provence Baked Chicken
with Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus & Leek Risotto

Strawberry Tiramisu


  1. Congratulations! What a handsome little man :). pretty sure he's stolen my heart already!

  2. Congratulations! He is a beautiful baby!

  3. Blessings! He is beautiful.

  4. Congratulations on Joel's happy homecoming! He looks quite pleased to be there. 8-D Thank you for sharing such a special time!

  5. Congratulations to your whole family. I know Joel will grow big and strong with all your love and delicious food!