Menu Plan for the Week and The Cake Boys Episode 2 (Special Birthday Edition!)By Laura · Aug,05 2012
Here’s my menu for this week if you’re interested. If not, just scroll down saying “blah, blah, blah” until you get to the bottom so you can see the birthday cake my boys made for me!! It was so cute – I can’t wait to tell you about it!
Wednesday, August 8
Peanut butter honey toast, strawberries
Easy noodle stir fry with broccoli, yellow squash, and carrots
Pizza with the YC soccer team
Okay, birthday cake time. But first, let’s review something about me that you may or may not know:
I. LOVE. BUTTER.
I don’t hold back on butter, I think butter has many health benefits, butter is real food, butter tastes awesome, and when I put butter on my bread or in mashed potatoes, moderation is not really a word that we can use to describe my portion size. I would never go so far as to eat a stick of butter by itself, because…yuck. And I do balance my butter with plenty of veggies and good protein.
But yeah, I love butter. So much so that my boys like to tease me about finding me a t-shirt that says “I eat butter with my butter.” Wouldn’t that be cute? (or not)
This is why, for my birthday, these creative geniuses (my husband and all four sons) came up with an idea to surprise me with a Butter Cake. “A cake made with butter?” you ask. Well yes, there is butter in the cake. But how about a cake that is shaped and decorated like a stick of butter?
Is that awesome or what?!
How did they do it? Well, you can watch the newest episode of “Cake Boys” and see for yourself. And then you can see my reaction at the end of the video when I walked in and saw the surprise cake for the first time. I think I look quite ridiculous, but that’s how we all feel when we see ourselves on video right? Ugh. I also look quite sunburned. We’d been at the pool for swimming lessons that morning. The sunburn isn’t nearly as bad as it looks – I had just put coconut oil on my face before walking into the kitchen, so I was kind of…shiny.
Oh, and the “drama” added to the video? The boys assure me that they were totally pretending and not really mad at each other while making the cake. Since the actual “Cake Boss” show often shows intensity and “heat of the moment” situations, my boys decided they needed to add that too. Love these kids.
I tell you what, the Butter Cake totally made my day. (Tasted pretty awesome too!)