I didn't have to give much thought to planning the menu. The birthday meal menu was chosen by First Daughter and has endured through the ages (her ages): Ham, green beans and potatoes.
I added coleslaw and corn-on-the-cob. First Son-in-Law added the wondrous cake and the homemade mojitos! Mmmm.
1 Small head of cabbage
1 Small carrot
1/4 Cup chopped onion
1/3 Cup mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup half-and-half
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Loosely chop the head of cabbage, carrot and onion.
Mix together ingredients for the dressing and stir to thoroughly blend.
Put vegetables into bowl of food processor, pour dressing over vegetables, and pulse until of desired consistency.*
*I had to divide ingredients into thirds, and do this three times, as my food processor would not hold everything at once.
Reader Dear, I'm wishing many happy returns of the day to my dear First Daughter (and yes, of course, Happy Birthdays to you, too [whenever they may occur]!)