Happy Birthday to my Honey

Jason turned 37 today. Wow. This feels big time for some reason. Getting into major grown up territory.

I sensed a little indifference from Jason toward the vegetable lasagna I made last week, even though I thought it was the best lasagna I’d ever had. Lasagna is Jason’s favorite dish. So I had to make it up to him with a nummy birthday dinner. It was a meaty, cheesy lasagna without a stitch of vegetable (except the mushrooms in the “hearty mushroom” spaghetti sauce I used).

Than I went wild in the kitchen and made a lemon cake from scratch. I’m just going to come right out and confess where I got the recipe, although I am a bit embarrassed.

Its like when I used to listen to nothing but Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Grateful Dead, etc and started to secretly listen to Toni Braxton in my dorm room. Next thing you know, I was full on singing hip hop/R&B in my car at the top of my lungs.

Anyway, I’ve never been much into cooking and have only recently started these weekly menus and taken more of an interest in making things from scratch and getting creative. And here we go…I got the cake recipe from the Paula Dean cooking show on the Food Network. After watching her show, I looked it up online for the birthday dessert. ack!

The frosting was delicious and the lemon filling was good, but the cake was a little dry. waaah!

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4 Responses to “Happy Birthday to my Honey”

  1. Jeffrey Says:

    Happy Birthday to Jason and I’m with him on the veggie lasagna thing. Meat and cheese is the only way to go.
    By the way, both Natalie and my mom have met Paula. Natalie got her to sign a cookbook of hers and my mom ate dinner or lunch with her (I can’t remember which.) Natalie thinks my mom is like Paula (except shorter with short hair). It must be the cooking and southern accent thing.

  2. Natalie Says:

    I haven’t made a recipe of Paula’s that I didn’t like. Her Hummingbird Cake is really good. Very moist with cream cheese frosting. That is Jeffrey’s kind of meal…he loves lasagna. Paula and Mrs. G remind me of the things Jeffrey said above…and that they are both married to Michael’s.

  3. Zoe Says:

    hmmm, well I don’t know what happened with my lemon cake. I followed the directions and it was definitely on the dry side. I watched a guy put mayo in a cake recipe for moistness the other day. That just seemed wrong for some reason. But maybe that’s the ticket.

  4. Natalie Says:

    That is just plain…GROSS!!!!! Hmmm…I wonder what happened…baking is such a science. Have a great weekend.

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