Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Renaissance Man's Birthday!

We celebrated Renaissance Man's birthday this month. I asked him what he wanted me to make for his birthday dinner.

His response was, "Just make something simple, so you're not tired."

"How would you like Cream of Mushroom chicken?"

RM's eyes lit up, "That would be great!"

I haven't made that dish in a long time because- it's boring to make, I'm sick of making it, and RM and Moe love the dish so much, they can eat it every week.

I then asked him what kind of cake he wanted me to make. He hesitated before he answered, "Well, there's that coconut raspberry cake that you've been promising to make for the past 6 months."

I detect a slight sarcasm in his voice and say, "The only reason why I haven't made that cake is because I never have all the ingredients." "Besides, I've made you other types of cakes."

"Duncan Hines doesn't count, and since you showed me a picture of that coconut cake, I've been dreaming about it ever since."

(Wow! Talk about laying the guilt trip on thick!)

Well, Renaissance Man got his wish- I made his coconut raspberry filled cake with cream cheese frosting, and he doesn't have to dream about it again!

I topped the cake with relightable candles. It took RM a few seconds before he realized that no matter how much he blew the candles-the flames would never extinguish.

Moe and I had a really good laugh and RM was a good sport. It was a great little birthday party.

Here is my Ode to Renaissance Man:

You are the light of my life,
the anchor to my ship,
the star in my sky,
the Christmas ornament to my tree,
the soy to my sauce,
the non perishable milk in my refrigerator...well, you get my drift.

Happy Birthday Renaissance Man!

My culinary creation!

This cake doesn't look as good as the one pictured in the recipe book-probably because I forgot to cut the crusts out! It still tasted good!


Kristina P. said...

I need that recipe! My husband would kill for it. He LOVES raspberry and coconut. Me, not a coconut fan.

Jenn said...

Awe, how sweet! And that cake looks great!

Jenners said...

I love your little poem ... "the soy to my sauce" in particular!

And those relightable candles are nothing but fun! : )

Yaya said...

Mmmm! That cake looks so good!

I know what you mean, my husband could eat the same five meals over and over and over again!

Stephanie said...

Send me that cake recipe! It looks delicious and give RM a big hug from us for his birthday too!!

Yaya said...

Lol-had to tell ya...I read your blog right before I went to bed and guess what lovely family was in my dream last night? Lol, yup, y'all were! And you were so nice too!

The Crazy Coxes said...

Happy Birthday to the RM!
I love the cake! I am sure it was delicious. I'd like a piece right now for breakfast.

Michele said...

Happy Birthday to RM! Sounds just like Glenn...laying on the guilt trip...sheesh, like we don't do enough for them already!

Glad he had a great birthday!


septembermom said...

That cake does look good!! Great job giving Renaissance Man a wonderful birthday! So he has the gift of sarcasm... I'm sure he knows that you're his best present :)

Sally said...

The soy to my sauce...HAHAHAHAHA!

natalie said...

That cake looks fantastic! I love me some coconut and cream cheese...drooool...I need the recipe!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday RM! and that caked looked great!

Sassy said...

....SOY TO MY SAUCE.......Sooooo sweet.....♫♪♫HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR RM♫♪♫......and that cake looks de-lish anything with coconut makes me smile ear to ear....I'm sure it was bomb diggity!!!!

Heatherlyn said...

It sounds like a perfect little party to me! You have some really wonderful men in your life. Real men. Your ode is fantastic! Except that now I'm wondering where I can get some nonperishable milk, it sounds wonderful! :)

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Happy Birthday to your hubs! What a fabulous wife you are to make his favorite dish and his dream dessert. So fun!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. It looks SO delectable. I can't even stand it : ). YUM! YUM! YUM! Happy Birthday to your sweet husband. He looks so happy. What a wonderful family you have!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, and your poem is too perfect for words... : )