May 30, 2012

She's 9 years old now...

Yesterday was Olivia's 9th birthday.  I made a yellow cake from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that my parents gave while I was in college, it's falling apart, taped together, but really I use it a LOT.  For the frosting, I used:
  • 1 large strawberry
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
...and blended them in my food processor until a nice and thick consistency and then spread it atop the cake.  It was really good!  Naturally pink.
Monday was Memorial Day and so we went to visit Rob's grandma in Indiana and to take her from the nursing home to the cemetery where her husband is buried (it's been 5 years since he passed away).  He was in the Navy.  
Then we all went to Cracker Barrel.  I haven't been to one in a LONG time, maybe 10  or more years, but I liked it.  Especially when the waitress brought out cornbread and biscuits in the beginning with real butter (cream and salt were the only ingredients)!  Rare when unfortunately so many places serve margarine with a long list of horrid ingredients.
Olivia really enjoyed watching the swans at the pond in our friend's neighborhood Sunday afternoon.


Anastasia said...

Happy Birthday to Olivia!!! May God grant her many blessed years filled with so much joy!!!!

Jeannette said...

Precious time in a family's life! Blessings to your birthday girl.

mamashara said...

What a great idea for the pink icing! I hope she had a lovely day! The swan is gorgeous :)

elizabeth said...

Many years! looks like a great cake!! 9 years old already... it goes fast, doesn't it?

Mimi said...

Happy Nine!
That's my "go to" cookbook too