Home Maid Simple: Epic Birthday Cake {Menu Plan}

Monday, March 4, 2013

Epic Birthday Cake {Menu Plan}

Mark had a birthday, shout Hooray!  We left Friday afternoon to spend the weekend at my parents. They are kind enough to watch our kids for extended periods of time, while Mark and I go on dates. All he wanted for his birthday was a date with me...awe!  It's funny because that's what I'm always telling him I want. 
We left the kids a little before lunch to go pick up his specially ordered cake. Marks' cousins wife has made some beautiful cakes (like his sisters Wedding Cake), so Mark decided he wanted to get a nice one this year. I didn't really mind, since it meant I wouldn't have to bake, and could focus more on him, and cleaning the house before we left. 

Mark took inspiration from this Pig in a Mud bath Cake...
Pigs having a bath in a chocolate cake
 
and asked her to create a Lochness Monster in a pool of Pepsi Cake.  I think she did a pretty brilliant job, don't you?

 
Not only did it look good, it tasted great too!  She made Mark's favorite, Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting. Normally I'll leave the raisins and nuts out when I make it, but she didn't, and wow! Best carrot cake I've ever eaten.
 
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We're back home now, and ready for a new month. I'm off to the store today to restock our food.  My sister in law sent me a Freezer Meal cookbook for Christmas, so I've decided to pull 4-5 recipes from there per month, but make them all up at the beginning of the month. That way I should have at least 1 set meal each week.
 
Monday - Pizza Night
Wednesday - Biscuits and Gravy
Thursday - Pita Pockets
Saturday - Leftovers
Sunday - Roast, Potatoes, and Asparagus
 
Breakfasts - Cereal, Pancakes, Spinach Deviled Eggs
 
Beefy Enchiladas
Beef Stew
Phyllo Chicken Rolls
Tex Mex Pork Casserole
Wild Rice Ham Rolls
 

I'm linking up to OrgJunkie.com
 

4 comments:

  1. Great looking cakes... your so lucky to get time together thanks to your supportive family. The freezer cookbook sounds like a great idea. You should sign up for the cookbook offer I have on my blog today.

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  2. Once again I am humbled to be your mother-in-law, Adelina. I am so grateful for you, your talent, and your loving care of my son. Thank you for being YOU.

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  3. The cake turned out fabulous!

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