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Monthly Archives: February 2012

We have a lot of birthdays coming up next month so we did a birthday themed date. We had fun making a Funfetti cake. We divided the cake down the middle and each decorated a half of the cake. We also reminisced about past cakes from our childhood and from our time together.

We also went shopping for birthday presents for the coming birthdays in our family.

Here is a recipe for a fabulous cake. One of our favorites. Enjoy!

Tres Leches

1 white cake mix                                           1 ½ cups flour

5 eggs                                                             1 cup sugar

2/3 cup cooking oil                                       1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking powder                          1 cup milk


2 cans evaporated milk                                2 cans sweet and condensed milk

1 pint whipping cream


1 pint whipping cream                                 3-6 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix cake ingredients together and place in a rectangular cake pan (a dripper pan is better).  Make sure you greased your pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until knife inserted in middle comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 20 minutes.

Mix together filling ingredients and refrigerate while the cake is baking and cooling.  When the cake is cooled fill with the filling.  You can poke holes in the cake or use a flavor injector.  (I usually poke with a drinking straw like the strip it rich cakes.)  The cake is better if you let it sit in the refrigerator 1-2 days soaking up the filling.

Hours before serving or before your guests arrive whip cream until it forms peaks.  Add the other ingredients and continue to whip.  Frost the cake with the whipped cream and decorate as desired.

In honor of the day of love my hubby and I decided to do a LOVE themed date. He took letters L and O and came up with activities for them. I took letters V and E and came up activities for them. L was for lip lock 🙂 O was for origami. V was for violin music, we danced to violin music. E was kind of a stretch, but we engaged in conversation. We found a list of questions online to spark our conversation. It was inexpensive, quick to put together, and a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

This date was so fun! We definitely reverted back to being a child, but sometimes it is the only way to relax and have fun. We painted with finger paints as you can see below. We painted what we thought of the other person or something that reminded us of the other person. We then cleaned our fingers and had some finger foods. We had tortilla roll ups. Yum Yum! The recipe follows. We love simple themed dates!

Tortilla Roll Ups


Flour tortillas                                                                                                      8 oz. sour cream

8 oz. cream cheese, softened                                                                    Bacon, cooked & crumbled, as desired

Green onion, chopped, as desired

Mix all ingredients except tortillas. Spread a layer of mixture over tortillas. Roll tortillas individually. Slice rolled tortillas. Slices will look like pinwheels. Enjoy!!