Monday, July 27, 2009

happy birthday

to the husband
because he was over seas, i made everything he hated for his birthday last year. we did this so he wouldn't be sad that he couldn't be here.

but this year with him being with us, we had to opportunity to do the birthday tradition of making the very infamous ice cream birthday cake that all the kids in my husband's family got to have for their birthday growing up and one that i've sort of kept going for him in our family.


now my husband being the #5 of 5 kids, didn't know there was any other way and thought all the boys and girls throughout the universe had this cake for their birthday.


so hence we have the vanilla with pink lemonade concentrate ice cream cake with graham cracker crust.

a few days ago i asked "do we have to do pink lemonade in it?"

the look on his face was as if someone had just told him that santa clause didn't exsist or that the sun won't rise tomorrow.

it wasn't till that moment after 34 years of having the "ice cream cake with pink lemonade" that the thought occurred to him "wait i have options?"

we did apple raspberry concentrate instead of pink lemonade.
the verdict:
the husband and kids all love it better.
what i learned from this little incident...after 11 and half years being married to my husband, i just assumed that he loved the pink lemonade in the cake...and...


my husband after 34 years of going to the grocery store never once thought..."hey, there's other juice concentrates in the frozen section."

happy birthday to the man who keeps me laughing every.single.dang.day.
i love you.

edited: here you go you complaining bunch of nancys! ;) the recipe:
but instead of pink lemonade subsitute for your choice of berry concentrate.
enjoy
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38 comments:

This and That Creations said...

OK...you keep freakin me out...is the pink lemonade cake a southern cali thing? was he raised in So. Ca? My Mom made us a traditional pink lemonade cake but it had cake in between, not the graham cracker topping...weird...but it is the BEST cake ever!! Tell your hubby happy birthday and we all owe him cake because he serves our country!

Deb said...

Hey you can't show us that pic and tell that story and NOT GIVE US THE RECEIPE??? Please!!!

Jessica said...

YUMMY! Happy Birthday to him!

shar said...

Mmmmm...recipe, please?

Andi said...

Last year's post is HYSTERICAL!!! (and rather touching too).
Glad you are all together to celebrate this year.
Andi :-)

amylouwho said...

Glad you were all able to celebrate together this year too! I'm going to tuck the make-everything-you-hate-for-your-birthday-when-your-away idea for future use. Is that too many hyphens?

Cheryl said...

LOL, I agree with Deb. You can't show us the cake and tell us the incredibly funny, and sweet story without giving us the recipe.

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Anita said...

I agree, recipe please!

Heather said...

Oh dear!! I must have this recipe - pretty please - LOL!!!

rachel griffith said...

oh i totally remember last year's "make everything g.i. joe husband hated" birthday.
and now he's the cow whisperer!!!

happy birthday jake!!!


{oh and v...for jake's bday, can you email me that recipe??? i'm sure that's what he really wants...for you to give rachel his family recipe. tehehe.}

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

We do that recipe a lot and it never occured to me to change the concentrate. I don't know if my hubby would be as open as yours was.

Needled Mom said...

Yum...that looks good. Do you share your recipe?

That was a cute idea for last years birthday.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi V.
Oh, you make me lol. Happy birthday to Mr. V. and Co. (I forget what we're calling him now that he's not G.I.Joe husband)
That cake actually sounds fantastic! It does crack me up that he never thought to switch it up, though. So funny.
My husbands' favorite is spice cake with lemon frosting. He's the only one who eats it, but it's one of those "I had it every year for my birthday" kind of things. ;)
If you feel so inclined to divulge the secret family (altered) recipe, I would love to know how you make it.
Sounds yummy!
Have a wonderful week!
XOXO
*Tricia

Blue is Bleu said...

Haha my husband's the same way about things... he doesn't realise things could possibly be a different way lol And that's really sweet that you made things he didn't like while he was away last yr :)

Marie said...

Happy Birthday Jake! Hope you have an amazing day!

V, I will call you soon.. I just finished a really good book. You just might like it..

Marie said...

Oh ya, thanks for the link to the mosaic maker. I love my new header.. I also love yours.

Domestic Designer said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. The cake looks yummy! Is it hard to make?

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. V and Co.
That cake sound delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Perfect weather for icecream cake.

Have a wonderful Monday!

~Ana♥

Sare said...

I like that you do it like a sheet cake. I've done this before, but as a pie, and we put raspberries on top.

girlsmama said...

Do you ever just pinch yourself and realize he's home? Happy birthday J!

rachel griffith said...

p.s. thanks for the recipe.

happy birthday again jake!!!

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

The anti-birthday from last year is a really, really good idea. Clever!

Kara said...

Checked out your post from his B-Day last year. So funny! Glad he's with you this year, and thanks for the recipe!

itybty frog said...

My mother in law always makes that dessert with Hawaiian Punch concentrate. The apple raspberry sounds yummy. I will have to tell her!

PamperingBeki said...

Well I'm not an ice cream fan, but I think I would love that!

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Sara said...

not only are you super talented, but you are freakin hilarious too! That's what keeps me coming back!

Taiya said...

Very sweet making all of the stuff he hates last year! Love it.. :D

V and Co. said...

and yes i'm from southern cal and so is he.

amandajean said...

happy birthday to your hubby!

Deeanna said...

Sounds like you had a yummy b-day celebration! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Birthday Jake!

Firefly said...

This is the perfect recipe for my girls' slumber party this weekend...it looks so delish :)

Sinta Renee said...

That was a great story! It is amazing what we still have to learn about our spouses! It's just the simplest things... who wodda thought?

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

OH.WOW. Pregnant mama is SO craving this right now~THANKS A LOT! ~smile~ *HAPPY BIRTHDAY!* to your dh! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Holly said...

My family makes this with a small can of orange juice. the freaking best. Try it you will love it, especially on a hot summer day.

Sally said...

Hi V, it's been a while, I'm trying to catch up on your blog! I love it! Thanks for sharing your humor and talents! I love you!

Kristen said...

This is an in-law family favorite! We did a twist on the crust and have used butter and Keebler Sandie - it's delish!!!

Tanya said...

Made this last night and I LOVE it!! Thank you for posting your recipe.

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