How was your weekend? Did your team win? We had itty bitty ties to the Ravens, so we were happy to see them win. A) Micheal Phelps likes the Ravens and our boys like Micheal Phelps. B) The boys attended a Ravens practice a couple of summers ago, so there you have it. Ravens fans. Sort of.
The real celebration over the weekend though, was this guy. Our oldest turned 17 yesterday. And no his fingers aren't injured. I keep a pair of baby socks from when each our boys were babies in a drawer. Yesterday I pulled them out to show him just how little his now size 13 feet used to be. Hard to believe! His father and I are so proud of him and feel blessed to have such a wonderful son! Happy birthday Tyler! We love you to the moon and back!
Mr. and I spent most of the day yesterday cooking - getting ready for the birthday & the Super Bowl. We live in the best neighborhood and enjoy the tradition of getting together with neighbors to watch the game.
First things first....
I found a recipe for salted caramel icing yesterday on pinterest. Yowzers! I've made caramel toppings before and the most important part is being patient by letting the sugar and water turn that rich amber color. Sometimes it takes longer than the recipe calls for so just hang in there.
I topped a double batch of Ghirardelli brownies with this dreamy stuff and called it a birthday cake. No one seemed to mind ;).
Next up - apps inspired by The Reluctant Entertainer. These turkey, pesto, & swiss cheese sliders were super easy to make and quite yummy! We used regular rolls instead of Hawaiian and a little less brown sugar than the recipe called for. Also, we ran out of aluminum foil and used parchment paper instead.
Another hit and a "do-again".
Great times with great friends - that is what weekends are made of! I hope you had a great one!
P.S. I might be in over my head, but this is happening...and I am part of it. Details coming soon.