Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Got some stuff checked off

So Jeff's birthday went off really well. We took him out to breakfast and then let him do what every he wanted the rest of the day. I got him one of his favorite things for lunch, BBQ hot pocket...I know I'm soooo thoughtful! ; )

All though we did plan on making his favorite Asian salad, we went for the backup plan and had pizza. Don't worry about Jeff, he had his salad the following night.

I shopped for Jeff's gifts and the girls wrapped them. Jeff opened the gifts and LOVED them. He got a new WSU hat, Lego Batman, and a big box of Gushers.

I made him a Lemon Cream Cake. It was not too hard and it was delicious! It's originally meant to be a cupcake recipe, but we just did the traditional rectangle. Afterward, I could see why it needed to be a cupcake recipe. The batter was so dense that it cooked the outside a bit more than I would have liked. Still delicious, but I think I'll try two rounds or cupcakes next time. The frosting I made was awesome. It was a little reminiscent of lemon heads, so it was delicious! I will definitely make this one again.

I'm now going to tackle the Halloween costumes which will include a trip to the fabric store to get some trim. We have our church Halloween party this weekend. I am also going to put together a Halloween trick or treating party. It's Tuesday already...doesn't it feel like Tuesday is the top of the hill before you start rolling down the rest of the week? It sure does to me.


SuzanSayz said...

Tuesday is always one of MY favorite days. At least those Tuesdays when Shawn has VIP and I get a day off. You will have to make a lemon cream cake for us sometime.
Oh yeah, one more thing,

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

I like to plan and Thanksgiving is in like 4 weeks. Everything needs to be completely planned two weeks before, that way I don't go crazy.

Lisa said...

I want to try that frosting! It sounds delicious!!

Can't wait to see the girls costumes....you always do an amazing job.


Amy J. said...

Pizza will win everytime so no slacking there! :) It sounds like a success of a day!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a great birthday to me! Thanksgiving is only four weeks away. I haven't even given it a thought. Actually my daughter had wanted to have Thanksgiving this year at her house...........then came the proposal and this year is his year to attend family Thanksgiving. So what's a mother to do...........I think this may our first year to go out for dinner on Thanksgiving......

Sorry for the run on.........I have had little sleep.

How is the house coming. Did I tell you I am a realtor? You staged your home beautifully. It will sell.

Terri said...

I can't believe it's already the end of October! Your lemon cake sounds lovely and I can't wait to see pics of the Halloween costumes!

David said...

i'm looking forward to halloween!

Jeanette said...

How productive of you! And yummy.

I have a trick for dense recipes-turn the heat down and cook it a little longer. If the recipe says 350 set it at 335 and cook a few minutes longer. It should even out the recipe letting the center cook at the same time as the sides. Just a tip from one baker to another. :)

dani said...

hey, heidi:) i'm looking forward to seeing your girls' costumes!!! i hope all is well with the decourseys!!!
much love,
dani xxxx