Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy 28th Sean!

Sean's birthday was Nov. 19th and we had a great time celebrating. It was a busy day complete with homemade sausage egg Mcmuffins (his favorite) and smoothies for breakfast, a flu shot for Jackson, school, family pictures, dinner at Tucanos, German chocolate cake with some of my family and one of Sean's league basketball games. Oh and I capped off the night by going to the midnight showing of New Moon with some friends and somehow stayed awake. Busy, but a great day! Sean deserved a good birthday :)

Also, I made German chocolate frosting for the first time and it was SO much better than the canned stuff. Here is the recipe if anyone wants to try it.

Coconut Frosting:
3 eggs yolks
1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cup flaked coconut (I added a little more)
1 cup chopped Walnuts (or pecan's whatever you prefer)

Combine egg yolks, sugar, evaporated milk, butter and vanilla. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, 12 to 15 minuets. Add coconut and walnuts. Beat until thick enough to spread. Makes 3 cups, enough to cover tops of three 8 or 9 inch layers or 1 9x13 inch cake.

2 comments:

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday Sean! Thanks for sharing your wife with me on your day!

Mark + Courtney said...

Sounds like a great day for Sean! And you :) you always amazing me with your cooking skills.