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)
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!