Monday, June 28, 2010

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Dadda Monkey's Birthday

Yesterday was Dadda monkey's birthday and we didn't have any set plans. True to form, we found some old Outback Steakhouse gift cards that had been misplaced and decided to go ahead and use them for a birthday lunch. The monkeys were very well behaved and the waiter loved Bro Bro monkey. He even offered to go above and beyond and carry Bro Bro around the restaurant if he got fussy. Admittedly, it was slow in there, but he was a nice guy and apparently has a son who's a few months older than Bro Bro. Between you and me though, there was no way I was letting a stranger take my son out of my sight. Luckily, there was little to no fussiness. We did get very attentive service and had a nice meal out as a family. We recently bought a new (used) car so I think it was also an excuse for Dadda to get to drive it.

When we returned home, I began working on Dadda's birthday cake. I'd seen Trisha Yearwood's Key Lime Cake recipe and decided to try it. It turned out pretty well. I was a little surprised at the tartness at first, but it did taste good and a lot like a key lime pie (in cake form). The recipe said the cream cheese icing is optional, but I'd recommend you go ahead and include it because it's a good addition to help cut the tartness. Monkey girl also liked the icing and couldn't keep her little fingers out of it. I wish I could remember what the tip was on how not to get crumbs in your icing, but this one wasn't too bad. Happy Birthday, Daddy monkey!


  1. I'm going to check that recipe out right now. I love lime.
    Glad you all had a good day!

  2. The Key Lime cake sounds yummy! Glad you had a stress free evening.

    Hi I'm from Friendly Friday! congrats on being one of three chosen! I'll look around your blog some more.

  3. You're featured now on Friendly Friday! It's already posted. :)

  4. Stopping by for Friendly Friday! Have a great weekend!

  5. I'm a new follower from Friendly Friday! Congratulations on your feature!

    Happy (belated) Birthday to Dadda Monkey! I have also had offers from servers to hold my kid(s) while we eat and I have to wonder if anyone ever takes them up on those offers???

    Stop by and say hi sometime!

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  7. Following from Friendly Friday! You have adorable kiddos! :)

  8. Sounds like a fun birthday! I LOVE lime anything and this cake looks delicious!

    And I also have a couple of monkeys just like yours!

    New follower from Friendly/Friday/Follow or whatever it's called! :P

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