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!
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!