Happy Birthday Stella!
When I really thought about it, I realized what a perfect choice pho was. You take something quite simple and make something quite fabulous. A little time, a little love, a few pearls of wisdom and a little patience are sure to pay off. My mom always says to eat a long noodle on your birthday for longevity. So, here's my recipe for pho from a previous post. It's the same recipe I used this time around but for the blanching of the bones and meat. I roasted them in the oven instead of blanching them. Everything else was as before. Warm and hearty, just like Stella.