Treasures of the Heart

Thursday, December 4, 2008

As part of Eric's birthday gift, I prepared dinner since Rebecca has given birth so recently to their little angel, Alice. I actually made a delicious cake using Marsie's "the best chocolate cake ever" recipe. It really was the best chocolate cake ever, and unlike all the cakes I made for so many years that flopped, this one actually stayed up like a cake is supposed to do. I created a whipped cream topping with a little powdered sugar, chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla added. The leaf is a real autumn leaf from Payson area. However, true to form, my chocolate chips were not neatly placed on top so the cake does not look professional. Oh, well, it was delicious if I do say so myself. The potato salad is my own usual creation of potatoes, boiled eggs, green onions, celery, sweet pickle relish, and a dressing which included mayonaise, mustard, pickle juice, a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and spicy dash. The meat is pulled pork which I simmered all day with seasoning, garden herbs, etc. The pork was served with Joe's barbeque sauce (from Joe's Barbeque and Grill) on wonderful wheat buns from Trader Joe's.
What a beautiful young family - a baby brings such joy!
Beautiful Mommy, Rebecca and daughter, Alice
Eric is a Daddy just in time for his birthday


Anderson Family said...

Wow, Sylvia, your boys are officially grown up now. I still think they should be pre-teens and Hanne and I in HighSchool. Oh well. Eric looks so happy. Congradulations to him on his beautiful daughter! How great of you to take care of his birthday celebrations so that his wife could recover.

Anonymous said...

the food looks fantastic! I think ALL the food (including the cake) looks very profesional... you're so funny! I am sad that I wasn't included in Eric's Birthday celebration though.

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