Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Frosting On The Cake...

Ali cut the cakes out with different heart size cookie cutters

Tulips cut down and displayed in a candle holder

Brought out the red Christmas table cloth


Since the daughter was home from school last week end, we decided to do it up big Saturday evening and have us a fancy smancy dinner with the guys. This was all last minute so I'm not going to lie, we had to cheat a bit on the red velvet cake...yes we used the red velvet cake mix out of the box....I cringe as I type that! We took no short cuts with the frosting though and I really think we might of saved the cake! We added some vanilla flavoring to the cake mix to make it taste a little more home made...I cringe again! Nothing like deciding at the last minute to whip up a little Valentines dinner party for four! You should have seen us flying around that kitchen like two wild ladies! The end results were a lot of laughter, a big mess in the kitchen, a great looking table and a wonderful meal together with good fellowship. I sometimes think that our lives are to over planned. If I'd of known we were going to put this dinner together earlier that day I wouldn't have done half the things we did together that day as a family because I would have been worried about getting home early enough to get everything ready for this dinner!

OK....here's the deal~If you cheat on the cake you can not cheat on the frosting!

Cream Cheese frosting

2 ~3 oz pkgs cream cheese
2 Tbs. evaporated milk ( I know, I groaned to, I hate opening a whole can to only use 2 Tbs! so do as I did and treat yourself in the morning with some in your coffee or cocoa...a real treat)
1 tsp. vanilla 1/8 tsp. salt
1 ~16 oz. pkgs. of confectioners sugar

In a bowl with mixer at medium speed beat together the softened cream cheese and milk just until smooth. Beat in rest of ingredients until blended.


The Pasta Diet and Your Health

ITALIAN PASTA DIET -- IT REALLY WORKS !!

1.. You walka pasta da bakery.

2... You walka pasta da candy store.

3.. You walka pasta da Ice Cream shop.

4.. You walka pasta da table and fridge.

You will lose weight!

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I encourage everyone to do something fun this week end with your family, like serve a backwards dinner and start with the desert first. Or how about creating a menu in a language no one understands and have each family member select an item off the menu for each course. You can actually go to a site on line called translate English to another language.For instance, someone may order a spoon in French or Spanish and not even know it! Or they may end up ordering a glass of water while others select the main course. Have you ever mixed it up a bit with the meals? Have some fun and enjoy time with each other.


The wise woman builds her house
Proverbs 14:1

~enjoy

1 comment:

Lynette said...

It is wonderful that you had your daughter at home...and your cake looks wonderful.

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