Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!

This is a family night for us. We tend to eat and visit and eat and laugh. No fancy ideas for games and totally copied cake idea,but a great night with my family,I am so blessed.

So I made the rainbow cake I saw on Jacinda and Heather's blogs. Well I didn't actually make the cake they linked to. I had planned on making it then I realized it was some sort of diet cake. No way- we have sweet tooths around here so I decided to make a regular cake, you know one from a box.
I ended up making two boxes of cake mix.
Here's the pretty batter. By the way I went out on my own and didn't use the gel food coloring suggested, since I already had traditional food coloring I used that.
I dumped the different color batter in three separate spots, layering red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet. I filled in the other areas of the pan with various colors.
I baked it for 45 minutes and here's what it looked like out of the oven.
We put green frosting on it and a shamrock in sprinkles.
A few years ago my boys would have loved to have helped mixing and baking the cake. Today, this is what the do:
We have fun visiting and sharing since the laptop, PC are housed in the kitchen area. Steve had to work late so he meet us for dinner, until then we enjoyed one another.
Oh yeah, this is what the dog does on family nights:
We packed up the cake and headed to my mom's. My mom always puts on a good meal and sets a pretty table.
Vaughan and Richard, my mom's "friend", were the first to sit down.
Luke read on the sofa before heading out to Boy Scouts.
My grandmother.
Mom made Cottage Pie, Irish bread and a fruit salad with spinach.
The cake looked great once cut! Yummy!
Happy St Patty's Day!!
More family night ideas- go to Whittaker Women.

1 comment:

Superhero Mom said...

I made the cake too....I'm a little embarrased by the look...I tried to do the two tier thing and it just crumbled....we made two cakes instead. OK...since you posted yours I'll post mine. ILY!


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