Despite the heat, Ben grilled tequila-lime shrimp and chicken kabobs and corn on the cob, while the rest of us stayed inside in the cool air conditioning. He bought an awesome marinade from Williams-Sonoma made with silver tequila agave nectar and balanced by Key lime and lemon juices, roasted jalapeños and cracked black peppercorns. Kabobs are my favorite and this marinade was perfect for the summer heat.
As a sweet ending, Ben made me a Better Than Sex Cake, that I've been craving for months. The cake was a very rich chocolate cake with caramel, whipped topping and heath bars...but that didn't stop me from having a second piece. I also served homemade Key-Lime Pie ice cream.
Thanks everyone for a great birthday celebration and all gifts!