We celebrated Mom's birthday last night and I wanted to share with ya'll all the yummy food that we had.
|Green Bean Casserole|
|Dad's Creamy Mashed Tators|
|Creamy Corn Casserole|
|Squash Casserole from Southern Plate|
|Country Fried Steak, on the pretty blue and white plates. |
Do all parents collect these plates or is it just mine? ~snickers~
And finally for dessert, the labor of love which was this coffeecake, came out PERFECT! This recipe came from American's Test Kitchen along with very specific criteria that we were hoping to achieve with this. The instructions for this coffeecake were so detailed that it took almost an hour and a half just to get it ready to go in the oven but it was totally worth the effort and I will definitely make this again. We added the Blueberries to this and altered the name to reflect that so if you go in search of this recipe on their website, it's called Cream Cheese Coffee Cake.
Really been wanting to make something like this for a very long time but couldn't find the perfect recipe until now and getting to make this for my mother for her birthday made it worth all the searching. That's why this was sooo important to not goof this up and why I reread the instructions about 1000 times. All the while, sweet little Nutmeg was literally sitting between my feet and looking up at me like mommy are you finished yet, plus she was secretly hoping I would drop a blueberry or something ~giggles~. So now comes the waiting...we made this on Monday at my sister's house, brought it home to our house and it had to sit in our kitchen for 24 hrs, staring at me and I couldn't cut into it to make sure that everything we did had in fact worked and it drove me nuts!!! I know my mother loves me and no matter what I serve her she is going to rave about it, cause that's what mom's do (thank goodness) but I had visions of cutting into this and discovering in front of my entire family that something had not worked about it and I would end up serving them a crappy coffeecake...but that did not happen, it WORKED and we couldn't be happier!!!!