Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Shane!

Shane's birthday was last week and his only request was that I make him a Pineapple Upside-down cake. Preferably like his mom used to make. I have never made this cake (not my favorite sweet) but I am always up for a little retro cooking. I couldn't get a hold of my mother-in-law, so I had to search for a recipe that looked like something she would use. I made this recipe and Shane said it was almost exact. And the best part...almost the entire cake is made from pantry items. (If you read Friday's post, you will understand why that excites me.)


This weekend Shane and I drove down to Atlanta for a birthday dinner at Fogo de Chão. It is one of those Brazilian Churrascarias where they cut you copious amounts of red meat right at your table. We used to go to one of these in Utah when we were newlyweds. It was fun and nostalgic, (and the lamb chops were divine) but we both agreed that for the money, we would rather hit up a 5 star restaurant than eat our weight in meat.
Lydia was very excited to sing the "Happy Birthday" song and we practiced for days (many different variations) Lydia also thinks that her shoes make a fantastic practice cake. Check out the video if you want to see some of our rehearsal.


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7 comments:

Tanja said...

Happy birthday to Shane, the cake loos like it was amazing! Way to go-

Emily Taylor said...

Happy Birthday Shane. I'm sure I'll send you a gift late. It seems to be my "thing" these days. I'm not on top of things like Natalie and her Unicorn book for Greg.

Greg has similar requests for birthday cake. It can't just be a normal request like chocolate or vanilla. He always wants Lime-Jello Cheesecake. Which is also fairly food storage friendly. I wish he would want German Chocolate or anything with Rainbow chip frosting.

LOLiTA said...

Happy Birthday, Shane! The cake looks great, Natalie!

I LOVE the video! "Happy Birthday ta you!" She's so grown!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ That was such a cute video!!! Love the little dance!

I hope he had a wonderful birthday! :)

Madeline and Family said...

The cake looks great Natalie. It is so fun to see how you celebrate all your birthdays.

Recipe Dutchess said...

I think I have made that cake before....

Momtothree said...

I agree about eating at those brazilian places. Waaaay too much meat. I'd rather go to a 5 star restaurant as well.

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