Yesterday was my mom's birthday! So we had a very quiet and fun lobster dinner at the shore...which included sparklers (and a small burn, everyone's ok) an awesome Potatoe Salad from my brother in law and a Watermelon, Basil and Feta Salad and my version of a Grilled Caponata and Arugula Salad (click each one for the recipe.) We followed all that up with a strawberry shortcake and as soon as we finished singing "Happy Birthday" fireworks went off, no joke! (The golf club across the street was hosting a wedding and it was literally just perfect timing) But my mom deserves nothing less than lobster and fireworks for her day! 

easy and fast watermelon and feta salad
easy and fresh homemade grilled caponata salad with arugula

Happy Birthday Mom!  I love you VERY much.