A shared birthday party is the only way to go. This time, it allowed Micki and I to truly stretch it out to birthday month. Then Delaney wanted in on the action, her birthday is in a few days. So I spent a happy day baking a lemon meringue pie and a gluten free caramelized pear gingerbread upside-down cake, completely messing up the kitchen, then putting it all back together again. It looked like Team Cake was going to take the prize, but Team Pie came on strong in the second half of the dessert distribution, so I think it was really a draw. I’m happy to say all diners were perfectly happy with the offerings and many second helpings were passed around. A happy super late, extra early birthday extravaganza was had by all.