January 31, 2009

The Birthday Club

IMG_5073  Timi, Ed, Bethany, Lance

January is a busy birthday month  for Ryan's family. His mom, dad, brother, and sister-in-law all have birthdays in January. We decided to have a a little party at our house to celebrate. I decided to be all ambitious and  make them each their favorite dessert. After agreeing to do so I decided I was in way over my head when they started requesting things like Cherry Cheesecake and Angel food cake. I was expecting chocolate cake , spice cake or  lemon bars.  You know, something I could make from a box.  Now I know for most people cheesecake and angel food cake is not a big deal, but I have an uncanny act to ruin EVERYTHING I try to cook. (Just ask Ryan).  I decided to press forward and try something new. (But don't worry I had a back up plan- Albertson's sells both angel food cake, and cheesecake).

Much to my surprise, tho, everything turned out GREAT! We had a yummy Cherry Cheesecake thanks to the recipe Anne Marie gave me, yummy Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies thanks to the recipe Alicia gave me, and yummy Angel Food Cake thanks to the recipe the internet gave me. (I only made 3 desserts because Ryan's mom said she didn't have a favorite, so she just got a little of everyone's).

I was quite proud of myself that I didn't  even have to use my back up plan.  :)

It was fun to celebrate the January birthdays with most of Ryan's family. Unfortunately, his sister and her family weren't able to make it because of the weather. We missed you guys!

IMG_5071And of course, Hallie finishing Eli's leftovers


Tiffany said...

They all sound so good. I'm pregnant and hungry. Any leftovers? lol

Anne Marie said...

Great job! The cheesecake looks fantastic. I haven't made it forever, but you've inspired me. Yum!

Alicia said...

That is so nice of you! And I'm glad everything turned out. Maybe baking is your niche. And those brownies are awesome, aren't they? I can't wait to try something else off of the Cookie Madness blog.

Sierra said...

THere must be something about 9 months before January. It is such a popular birthday month. We have four in our family in january.

Tiffany said...

I decided to go private because of something that happened to my sister. If you who want an invitation please give me your email address. Sorry for the inconvenience but I'll feel much better.