Friday, January 1, 2010

25 YEARS AGO ON THIS DAY

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Yes, it’s impossible hard to believe since I’m only 29 myself but 25 years ago I gave birth to a 7 lb 10oz bouncing, blonde haired, blue eyed princess.  She started her life a day late and a tax deduction short she has been late to every occasion since.  Nevertheless we love her so much and are very proud of the young woman she has become.

She and her sister traveled up to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville with friends today to see Bobby Bowden’s last game and to **crossing fingers** watch the Seminoles beat West Virginia.  That leaves My Harley Stud and I on our own to watch the game on tv and gives me some extra time to make a fabulous (I hope) birthday cake.  I’m not really much of a baker and measuring is not my thing.  I like to throw it all in and see what happens.  In baking that usually means a disaster.  But today, I’m going to once again attempt to make Jack Daniels Chocolate Chip Celebration Cake.  True to its name, it has a little bit of Jack in the cake and the icing.  It’s very yummy.  I’ve made it twice and each time the cake was delicious but the presentation was CRAP.  The chocolate chips and nuts sunk to the bottom and stuck to the pan making a smooth removal impossible.  But not today.  I’ve got it all figured out.  I’ll take pictures and update you sometime this week.  And if you never hear me mention it again, you’ll know that my confidence was misplaced.  

I’m off to make my grocery list and get there and back before the game starts.  Some might say that is not even remotely possible.   Ye of little faith……….don’t forget my superpowers and that I have a dvr.

Don’t forget to eat your black-eyed peas and cabbage today for good luck and prosperity.  I know most people do either one or the other of these two dishes on New Years Day but I’m not taking any chances and we’re having both. 

Oh and one more thing before I go:
This is not so much a recipe as a new twist on an old recipe but this morning I got a little crazy in the kitchen and whipped up a concoction that made  MHS smile.  Always a good thing. 
I mixed some cream cheese (of which I have lots because it was on sale and I didn’t know that I was going to chop off the end of my thumb on Christmas Day and lose all motivation to make yummy cheesy concoctions over the holidays) *ahem* and some powdered sugar.  I smeared this concoction on a piece of bread and some homemade (not mine) strawberry jam on another piece of bread and made a sandwich.  Then I dipped the sandwich into beaten eggs, cinnamon and sugar and made stuffed french toast and repeated.  Served it with some lite Brown and Serve sausages and Voila!  Breakfast.   Try it.  You’ll thank me but your thighs might not.

Happy New Year, Y'all!


Hugs,
Smart Mouth Broad


23 comments:

injaynesworld said...

What a beautiful family. And your Jack Daniels chocolate cake and crazy good sounding French toast have me salivating here!

Happy New Year!

Cristin said...

Happy New Year SMB fam!

That french toast concoction sounds amazing!

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Wouldn't that have been cool if she had been the first baby of the year that year?

I hope the cake turns out beautifully! It sounds like your day will be a good one!

Happy New Year!!!

otin said...

Good God woman! MHS does not look like a husband, he looks like he is a beauty pageant judge with you 3 around!!!! :))

Happy birthday to your daughter and Happy new years to you!

At least you can't say that you are all thumbs, now you are only a thumb and a half!!! hahaha!

only a movie said...

I have a lot of cream cheese hanging about too. I'm thinking carrot cake.

Love that photo - your family is gorgeous. Happy birthday to your grown up girl.

Beth Niquette said...

Funny thing--24 years ago just before Halloween, such an individual entered MY life, too.

And I have been enriched.

Only I'm still 22. (grin)

Brian Miller said...

happy birthday to your dau! nice pic...your stuffed french toast recipe sounds great! hope you all have a great day!

midlife slices said...

Happy Birthday D1 and you look lovely in your banner and tiara, I must say. HUGS

SMB: That french toast sounds amazingly......fattening but oh so good. Maybe after I've lost my enormous amount of weight that I plan to lose, I'll try it as a reward. *stop laughing* MUAH!

Auntie, aka Coco's Mom said...

Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!!!!

The Lone Star Queen said...

Good Luck with the cake. I'm not much of a baker either so I completely understand. I'm sure your daughter will love it no matter how it turns out. The french toast sounds sinfully delicious. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family.

Beth said...

That french toast thingy sounds really good! Can't wait to hear about your Jack Daniels cake.

I've already eaten my black eyed peas and greens. It is a southern tradition in my family.

Beth said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday to your daughter! She is beautiful!

I got all distracted by the talk of food....

tattytiara said...

What a great way to start a new year, by welcoming a whole new person! Happy birthday to your beautiful grown baby girl.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

OMG, that stuffed french toast sounds deadly!! So does the cake.
Today is my sister's b-day.She's 50. Hard to believe she was only 25 when your baby was born!
Happy Birthday to all!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Happy Brithday to the young lady and the Woman who brought her into the world.

Now excuse me while I go make something to eat, this post made me hungry.

MilesPerHour said...

Gonna make that french toast for my girls tomorrow.

Tony Letts said...

I can certainly vouch for how good french toast is!

~Jewel said...

happy belated birthday to smart mouth broadette!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter.
I hollered "Merry Christmas Smart Mouth Broad" as I got off the turnpike in West Palm Christmas Eve. Somehow that lady in the Lexus took it personally. Is a three finger salute friendly?
Happy 2010 SMB.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to your beautiful New Year Baby! :)

And that stuffed french toast sounds decadent...I've got to try it! :)

Happy New Year! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweet girl...your comment warmed my heart. Between you, Di, and Dena...I finally got my blonde haired daughters! It's been a wonderful year getting to know you.
What a joy you have been in my life! You never cease to make me giggle...

Tresa said...

What a beautiful family picture. You all are so darned cute!

Nishant said...

I hope the cake turns out beautifully! It sounds like your day will be a good one!

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