Friday, September 21, 2012

the 7th

Actually today is the 21st.
But it's the Princess' 7th birthday.
And we're having a party! Oh boy are we ever!
I decided that this year, starting with her birthday and working our way through the 4 other kids, each one gets to have a special birthday party this time around.
So first up is the now-7 year old's Campout (Indoors) Birthday Party! She has invited 6 of her friends over (that was a hard list to pare down!) and some are even staying the night. Talk about an excited little girl!
We set the tent up in the new playroom. We've got hot dogs to roast, and a bear hunt waiting. There will be potato salad and jello, per the birthday girl's request. Also on the menu - almost-orange-julius; chips, and carrots; And of course, there will be chocolate cake and ice cream.
I just made The Best frosting to put on a cake, or in a cake. It reminds me a lot of the filling from ding-dongs (are those still sold anywhere?! ah, the memories.) All it takes is 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 stick of unsalted butter, and 1/4 cup of shortening. Mix it all together, and a splash of flavoring (I use vanilla, the recipe called for coconut!) Stir well, and enjoy, er I mean frost the cake and enjoy the leftovers.

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