Spaghetti and meatballs.
Someone at our house had a big birthday.
Birthday boy picks the menu (which is why my mom, pictured above with Josh, made dinner--he loves his grandma). I made the cake. He picked one out of this month's Bon Appetit magazine, Christina Tosi's chocolate-malt cake. The recipe is a little bit elaborate, requiring several steps, and I was intimidated at first. But when I read the part about the chocolate-malt crumbs, I realized the recipe was suggesting making your own Whoppers.
Instead, I used Whoppers someone else had already made--quite well, as it turns out--and crushed them in the food processor. Everything else was easy.