Yesterday was my birthday (ahem, a big one). In our family, the tradition is for the birthday person to choose all of his or her favorite foods for dinner (no matter how unusual or difficult to find), and we make the meal together. My husband is sure to choose carrot cake, and often lobster. My kids usually vote for spaghetti and meatballs and chocolate cake. Here’s what we had for my dinner last night: Olives (five kinds stuffed with garlic, marinated in lemon, and other varieties), salmon, beet and sweet potato salad, swiss chard with butternut squash, rosemary potato slices, and raspberry cheesecake. It was delicious! What are your favorites?