Pages

Friday, June 15, 2007

Birthday cake for Mr. U...


Yep, that's a birthday cake alright!!! Mr. U's birthday was yesterday and we spent the day together just having fun!! We bought him a new grill for his special day and he's all ready to fire it up this Sunday for Father's Day. I'm telling you, this man can GRILL!!! I think he'd give Bobby Flay some fierce competition!!!

Each year for his birthday, he requests the same meal- Chicken Parmesan, Mashed Potatoes and Peanut Butter Cake for dessert. (Notice, he conveniently leaves out anything veggie related. He keeps telling, me that potatoes are veggies, but I still put them in the starch/bread category... I digress...).

Peanut Butter Cake is FANTASTIC!!! And I wish with all my heart that I could share the recipe with y'all, but I can't. It's a secret family recipe! No, really! It REALLY is!! When Mr. U's mother gave me the recipe, she made me triple promise that I would NEVER share it with anyone except family members. I think I CAN tell you that it is a MUST that you use Jif Peanut Butter. Other than that, I cannot share a thing. But if y'all ever want to let me know y'all are coming over, I'll be happy to make one and share it with you!!!

So this was my "Show and Tell" for today... PLEASE visit Kelli over at There's No Place Like Home for more WONDERFUL blogs to visit!!!

41 comments:

Lady_MSnow said...

That cake looks delicious to me!

Mary aka Canadagirl said...

Oh Happy B-lated to your hubby. Your cake looks scrumptious! Makes me hungry for it even at 6:17 in the morning. (0= Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I pray you have a Fabulous Friday my SSiC ( Sweet Sister in Christ)

In Him<><
-Mary

Father Mackenzie said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. your cake looks delicious!

Tracy said...

What a sweet wife you are, Mrs U! And an obedient daughter in law.

I have a secret recipe too. It's for Hidden Valley ranch dip, but mine tastes like no other. Everyone always wonders why.

Trella said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby. It looks delicious!!!

Paula said...

Peanut butter anything is my favorite. However, I completely understand not sharing the recipe. I have a few I can't share either. Is that new BBQ grill going to take the place of your stove now?

ellen b said...

I'll be there on Sunday for better than Bobby Flay BBQ and peanut butter cake...

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Mr. U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Diane said...

Peanut Butter cake! Yum! Perfect!

We do the same thing for birthdays...each year, for dinner, my kids are given the choice: a night out for dinner or a homecooked meal of their choice. Each year, it's the same--Mom's homemade Spaghetti dinner and fixin's. I don't have the heart to tell them, my spaghetti dinner isn't so homemade....it's the Traditional Ragu Sauce, sprinkled with a little bit of sugar, and marinated for a little more than 20 minutes! Of course, it is a well kept secret around here....they think it's my secret homemade recipe.. What love!

Happy Belated birthday to your hubby!

Diane

Mrs.B. said...

It looks pretty!

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. U! And I think it's wonderful having a secret family recipe. That's the beauty and joy of family ~ handing down tradition! And that looks like one yummy tradition! ;o)

Mrs. C said...

The cake looks very yummy! I'm glad Mr. U was able to spend his birthday with those who love him best. :)

Penless Thoughts said...

Sounds delicious!!

Amanda said...

Yes, potatoes are extremely starchy. On a diabetic diet, you have to measure them the same as other starches!

Happy Birthday to Mr. U. :)

And yes, the Father has created so many beautiful things!

Cheryl said...

*drooling*..... does that cake ship well? lol...

Morning Glory said...

I like your show and tell and Happy Birthday to your husband.

I understand about the "secret recipe" thing. Many years ago a friend gave me her family's recipe for baked beans and they are a hit every time I make them. But she made me promise to keep the recipe a secret, so I have. It, too, requires a certain brand.

Betty said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your husband.....the meal sounds delicious but that cake sounds scrumptious!!!!I love Jif peanut butter....we even had a big fluffy cat named Jiff.....

Thanks for visiting with me and commenting on my 'bloomers' in the big pot.....Betty

Betty said...

Oh yes, you asked where the pictures were made. My husband pastored a church in the northern part of our state for 7 years. The pictures were made out on the patio.....Betty

Lyndy said...

Looks just yummy. Don't think I have ever had peanut butter cake before.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Lyndy

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

It sounds like the grill was the perfect gift... but I am wonderin who will enjoy it the most?
I love it when my hubby grills. I can sit out and chat while he works~ and no dishes to wassh!

Becky said...

I have never seen peanut butter cake. I am totally a chocolate nut but I would definitely eat that if you offered me a piece.

By the way, I actually went on the Jif site thinking you were perhaps sneaking around actually giving us a recipe by letting us know in link fashion that the recipe was on that site. But alas ... I believe you are just shooting straight with us. It is indeed a secret. Rats!

Thanks for the birthday greetings at my blog. And do tell Mr. U Happy Flag Day for me :)

Lana G! said...

Love that it is a family secret! Blessings to you and your hubs!

Sherry said...

Peanut butter cake is our new favorite around here! My Mom got her recipe from Barefoot Contessa. She made cupcakes for Easter and they were so good, I requested the cake for my birthday in April and we are having it again for my daughter's birthday on the 22nd! Yum!

Sherry

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby:-) Peanut Butter cake...oh yummmmm! Now I have a craving for some! lol I'll be right over!!!! hehe xo

Julieann said...

Mrs. U--that is so not fair..LOL---J/K I totally understand though. If I ggogle the recipe will I find something similiar to it?

Happy, Happy Birthday to Mr.U!!!!

Melissa said...

Yummy! Sounds like a good cake to me!

Melissa said...

Oh, by the way, I'M COMING OVER! :D

jar said...

What a great looking cake. My guys would have me adding chocolate though :-). Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Mandy Grace said...

Wow, that looks so yummy!! You really won't share? Sigh. J/K! I guess I will have to experiment myself sometime. :-)

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

The cake looks delish! You tease us and then... no recipe!! Oh well, we'll just have to stop by for a piece if we ever head south.

Sounds like Mr. U had a great birthday!

Kelli said...

Oh my, that looks like a delicious cake, Mrs. U!! I hope I get to visit you someday so I can try a
piece. :0)
Happy Birthday to Mr. U! It sounds like you made his day very special!
Hugs,
Kelli

Barbara H. said...

Oh, my, that's mouth-watering!

Tiany said...

Wow, as much as I would love that recipe I think its so much fun to have a secret family recipe! How blessed you are that your MIL shared it with you!

smilnsigh said...

Oh my! Would there happen to a little sliver of cake left, for me???? Yes, that does look yummy enough to be kept *sekkkkkrit*. :-)

Thank you for sharing a picture of it, with us, for 'Show & Tell Friday.'

Oh and of course, a belated Happy Birthday to Mr. U!

Mari-Nanci

Myrna said...

Hapy birthday to your husband!

We are a peanut butter family. The grandchildren will just eat a spoonful of it if they need a snack--A habit they picked up from their Poppy!

I may have to hunt for a Peanut Butter Cake recipe--It looks delicious!

Lynne said...

That cake looks so yummy! I LOVE anything with peanut butter!

HsKubes said...

Happy belated birthday to Mr. U.
The cake looks/sounds delicious!

~ Christina

Anna S said...

I'm a bit late, but this cake does look great! Happy birthday to Mr. U. And as a nutritionist I definitely agree that potatoes are not veggies, but belong to the bread/starch category :)

cityfarmer said...

I've met two pastors' wives now ...to my sidebar and enjoy "countrycharm"...she's a southern girl and a pastors wife...



lickin my chops over that cake

JSU said...

That looks scrumptous!

Malina said...

My husband loves anything made of peanut butter and I was just going to ask you for the recipe and BANG! LOL! That is a beautiful cake, great job! :-)

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin