Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Homemade Icing and menu post

My husband isn't a big sweets lover. He likes candy, but cakes, cookies, brownies, none are really his thing. Except for strawberry cake. He does love a good strawberry cake. So every year on his birthday, I make him a strawberry cake, light the candles on it, and the boys and I sing Happy Birthday in our loud outside voices. 

Every year up until now, I have bought icing to put on the cake. In the past year for all cake-making celebrations,I've been making my own. So today, I got out the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla and got to work. 

I like making my own icing because even though its still not really healthy, even a little, it doesn't have all the preservatives, or any of the extra weird ingredients that I can't pronounce in it. That makes me very happy! Here is the cream cheese icing recipe I used. 

And here is our menu plan for the week!

Baked chicken legs, corn on the cob & fried green beans

Steak on the grill & baked potatoes (bumped)

Homemade pizza

Chicken wraps & mac n cheese

Small group dinner at Chick Fil A

Baked tilapia and veggies (using one of my new season veggie recipes, yeah!)

Group night, something easy

I am ready for some birthday cake!
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