Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Birthday Wishes and Chocolate Cake

Thanks so much for all of the Birthday wishes. It was a wonderful day. Abigail brought me breakfast in bed. Yes, that's what I look like when I wake up. I know... I'm brave for posting that. Verne took me to Quaker Steak and Lube for lunch, which brought back memories of our home in Pennsylvania. We then antiqued the day away. We walked hand in hand, and came home without any new treasures, but with memories made just the same. Autumn had prepared a delicious supper, and decorated the table beautifully. Cake and ice cream were the crowning glory to a lovely day.

1 TBS Butter, microwave for 10 seconds to soften
1 Egg
1 TBS Da Vinci SF Vanilla syrup
2 TBS Splenda
1 TBS heavy cream
Pinch salt
2 TBS cocoa

Mix together all the ingredients until it is as smooth as possible. It should look similar to cake batter at this point. Microwave for 1 minute. For the special treat, add 1 TBS of whipped heavy cream (sweetened with Splenda).

Makes 1 serving


Beck said...

Happy birthday and hooray for cake and ice cream!

Rachel said...

I am so sorry I misssed wishing you happy birthday yesterday, but late is better than never - HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! I am so glad that you had a wonderful day hanging out with Verne and that your kids made it special for you too!!!!
BTW, your pic is not showing up for some reason.

Becky said...

Just read your comment on my blog. You are right ... E had his golden birthday. I had forgotten that. Thanks for the reminder. I think I will let him know that golden birthdays include an entire week of celebrations. Doesn't that sound like fun???

Glad you had a good one. Your picture is not coming up so I will have to check back again. Blogger has had trouble with pictures all day.

Gena said...

I love all of your pictures. And, the name of that restaurant is so funny! It sounds like you had a marvelous day.

Julieann said...

OHHH!!! I am a day late, I am so sorry!! HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

You are BEAUTIFUL!!!

P.S. I am 37 too:)


Beach Girl said...

Memories are far better than new treasures and are a birthday present that can never break, get lost, etc. Glad you had such a wonderful day!


randi---i have to say said...

Happy Birthday--a day late! I hope your day was wonderful!

I love your photo collage and, by the way, you are awfully cute in the morning! ;)

The name of the restaurant made me laugh!

diana said...

sounds like a very nice day. i love the way you displayed all your pictures - how did you do that?

thanks for your comment this morning. i definitely thought about Jesus being our constant and forever cheerleader. i just knew i could go on for a few more paragraphs and thought the post was long enough. thanks for adding that, tho. maybe i'll add it as a comment.

Jen in MS said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I'm glad you had a great day!!

Tracy said...


I used Picasa to make a collage. It's easy!

Sharon said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday! :-) I enjoyed looking at the pictures.

Lisa said...

Happy belated birthday and thanks for sharing the recipe.Looks like you had a wonderful day.

Penless Thoughts said...

Love the pictures. You can see your joy!!!

Anna S said...

It sounds as though you had a wonderful birthday - I'm happy for you! :)

Kendra said...

sounds like a great day! Happy birthday!

Karen said...

Well now that's just the neatest picture display!
You all look very happy in your pictures, and I think you look just fine in the morning! Me, however, it's scary. My hair's usually sticking up all over the place. ;0)

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

What a great day! Happy Birthday!!


Lori said...

Looks like you had so much fun.
What wonderful memories. I enjoyed looking at the collage of pictures. The day started out great with breakfast in bed and ended great with the cake.

That cake looks like something I should I love chocolate..but want something with not as many calories.

P.S. Your hair looks darker in the pics. Did you just color it.
Maybe it is just the pics or lighting. It does look darker.

Tracy said...

No. If you look closely, I have tons of gray, but my hair is naturally very black. I haven't colored for over 18 months.

Christy said...

I am sorry I am a crummy blog friend, I didn't check any blogs yesterday!

I love the pictures, you have such sweet children!

The cake I am trying! That looks yummy.

Daughter of the King said...

love the pictures(how do you do that)..hope you had a wonderful birthday..looks like you did....

Tracy said...

I used Picasa to make a photo collage.