Thank you everybody, for the funny, warm and quirky wishes. So far I spent an hour in a great Italian food emporium in Kenosha, lunched with frends, browsed for half an hour in another nice food store, and am relaxing while waiting to meet my husband for dinner. Life is beautiful when your birthday comes on a day you don't have to work!
Chrose, those cheese laws were finally all lifted (I don't know about the limburger one) in the past 15-20 years I think. When my Wisconsin relatives visited us in Illinois in the '50s and '60s, they would buy lots of yellow margarine to take home to Milwaukee. Protectionism isn't fun.
Jim, I will indulge with a really big red wine tonight with dinner. L'Chaim!
Hugs to everyone. You are good people to say such nice things.
Thank you, Pongi! That's exactly what we did. Since my husband had to work that day, we went to a local Italian place where I enjoyed canneloni stuffed with veal and mushrooms. The next evening I made grilled chicken with insalata capresi and prosciutto with melone. What a birthday without something Italian! :bounce: