Sunday, August 7, 2011

What Three Birthday Cakes Should I Make For Myself? (And This Week's Meal Plan Too! )

Well, I wasn't kidding when I said before that August would be a busy month for me!!!  I can't believe a week has already gone by.  I spent the first part of this month doing special things for a friend of mine who needed me.  Then I entertained my B-F-F that I've known since we were babies all weekend long too.  Food has definitely played a big part in the last week - preparing a meal for a family, cooking homemade pizza, blending up frozen coffees, baking grits casserole and cookies for a much-deserved pal on vacation.

Busy, busy, busy!  I enjoyed it all though.

But now, this week is MY TURN to shine!  My birthday is Friday, August 12.  I will be turning 33 years old.  In honor of my special day, I've come up with an idea.... to make three small cakes for myself!  I mean, after all, why just have one when I can have three???  Don't you agree!? 

Now I'm just trying to decide what three cakes I should make?  What am I in the mood for?  I still have five days to decide, or maybe just three or four if you include grocery shopping time to prepare for it.  I'm sure one should be chocolate.  Maybe even caramel or peanut butter too.  What about the others?  Should I have one called sinful, one called deadly and then one called six feet under because they are each so decadent and rich??!

Decisions, decisions!!  Help me decide.  What would you make? 

Well, think it over and let me know, will ya please!?   In the mean time, here is my meal plan for this week.  I'm not making anything new, just some of my favorite family recipes from my cookbook.

If you have trouble reading it, the photo says the following:

Monday - Sloppy Joes
Tuesday - Pepperoni Pasta
Wednesday - Sandwiches and salad
Thursday - Eat Out
Friday - Eat Cake.  Enjoy my birthday!
Saturday - BBQ
Sunday - Sausage and Black Bean Corn bread

I hope to share the one for Sloppy Joes in a few days.  But we'll see, I think I might be too preoccupied looking up cake recipes!  :-)

Please share your ideas, recipes and even links to cakes in the comments below.  I want to make three cakes for my 33rd birthday and I need your ideas! 


  1. I meal planned my month of meals in a notebook this month and been jotting it down into the blog. Crazy how similar we are!!! I don't celebrate birthdays, so I don't really have any great ideas for you. But you might search on to see if you can get any ideas. They always have fun cakes!

  2. It seems to me that someone ELSE should be taking care of your cake :-) This way, though, you can have whatever you like.

    Either way, have a great birthday!

  3. I've been having the same dilemma...but for my next baking challenge not for my birthday. Do you like Italian Cream Cake? or what about German Chocolate or a PB Chocolate?

  4. Oh! I've also seen a lot of yummy recipes for almond cakes with fruit fillngs!

  5. Red Velvet? That's my favorite so it always gets my vote. Happy Early Birthday!