My husband celebrated a big birthday this week. We didn't do anything fancy, which was refreshing. We just had a simple dinner and the only guests invited live under my roof. The food was important. I made some of my husband's favorite foods from his childhood.
I had this great idea to make this birthday banner out of painters tape and paint, but when I tried to peel the tape off, the paper tore. Not all ideas/projects go as planned around here, so we went without a banner. No biggie.
What did work out amazingly well was the cake. Oh my goodness, it was good. Baking scares me. I'm not good at it and so I don't normally even attempt to make cakes from scratch. I get too frustrated, but this cake was not hard to make. Time consuming, but not difficult. I think what helped me have a less stressful baking experience was pre-measuring all the ingredients before I even started cooking. Maybe other people already do this. I don't usually, but it sure made the process go smoothly, just like on a cooking show.
This food is not of the healthy variety. I quickly unloaded most of my leftovers to a friend because I don't like eating this type of food, except on special occasions. In limited quantities food like this is good for the soul though.
It was a fun night for the three of us. My little girl was so excited about this meal and the cake. She helped me make the cake and the meatloaf and couldn't wait to give it to her dad.
I read some great information about camera settings the other day. Afterwards, I switched my camera to manual shooting mode. I have ton of work to do if I want to take decent pictures! For some reason I have, for all this time, been under the impression that shooting in manual means manual focus. That is not the case!
Hope you all have a great weekend!