GASP!!!! Okay...are you back in your seat yet? What had happened was.....my dear, sweet, loving, precious husband was driving the SUV and a light turns yellow. The hesitation of him wanting to go or stop resulted in a heavy pressing of the brake pedal to actually stop the vehicle and PLOP! The cake went flying. Our little princess began to cry and tell me the cake was broken. We pull over and get out of the car to assess the true damage and well.....let's just say the rest is history. The only thing that managed to survive was the sign and trees. This being because I was holding them on our long hour trip to the party.
Through my tears and frustration we made it to the party (I did not want to be there at this point) and my dear, sweet, precious, loving husband wisked the cake immediately to the kitchen where I performed the miraculous cake surgery.( I cut it into serving size pieces and gave the people what they wanted) DELICIOUS CAKE!!!!
Mocha Chocolate cake, and traditional birthday cake flavor with a bavarian filling and buttercream frosting.
The party was really nice. My father-in-law was celebrating his 70th birthday and it was his first ever birthday party. My mother-in-law did a great job with the food. She served spaghetti with salad and garlic bread, chicken salad sandwiches (because my father-in-law wanted them ) and the disaster that I brought in the door.
Oh well....at least nothing went to waste and he enjoyed all the attention too.
I did manage to make a pretty yummy and healthy dish for dinner last night too. My mexican creation of Loco Chicken and Rice.
The recipe follows for those who would like to try it.
Loco Chicken and Rice
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pkt. McCormicks Chicken Taco Seasoning
1/2 C. MCT Oil
1 large red bell pepper
1 large yellow bell pepper
1 large yellow onion
1 1/2 C. Whole Graing Rice
4 C. Chicken Broth
1 jar Pace Picante Sauce
Light Sour Cream
Cut up chicken breasts into strips and place in a large bowl. Drizzle 1/4 cup of MCT Oil over it and add the chicken taco seasoning. Toss to coat and marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.
Plate up the dinner by scooping out the rice onto the plate and topping with the loco chicken and peppers.
Add a dollop of sour cream, cheese and scallions if desired.