Sunday, March 24, 2013

Today is one of the best days of the year.  Today is Hubby's birthday.  What would my world be like without him?  I try to remember to show him every day just how grateful I am that he is in my life.  But on this day it's even better because there is cake!
Hubby's favorite cake is Angel Food.  I've tried a lot of recipes over the years and by far the one found in The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters is the winner.  Simple and easy and oh so yummy!
This year we are topping our cake with berries.  Local strawberries are coming in right now and boy are they good.  We stopped at one of the many stands around town yesterday and picked up a half flat.  We are going to use the 'eat some now'
Save some for later plan.
After cutting the berries in half, I put them on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet and just *pop* them in the freezer.  When they are good and frozen, I can transfer them to zip topped freezer bags so that we can enjoy them well beyond the season.
Okay, now it's time to get back to the party for that birthday boy.  I'll be back later to share my on the road adventures from last week.



22 comments:

WoolenSails said...

A very Happy Birthday to your husband!
I also love angel food cake, though I can't eat it anymore.

Debbie

Sue said...

Happy birthday to your husband!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday! You both have a whole new appreciation of them this year. Cake looks delicious.

Doniene said...

Yum, yum!! One of our favorite cakes and toppings!! Made one for D3 birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to hubby!!

Blessings

Nancy in MT said...

Happy Birthday to your man!

Julie in the Barn said...

Happy Birthday, Andy. Enjoy that cake!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh those strawberries look wonderful!

Lorraine said...

the cake looks delicious and so do the strawberries.....love strawberries! ...and a very happy birthday to your husband and a wish for many more to come.

AnnieO said...

Happy, happy birthday to your darling hubby! This birthday must be an extra special one after all that happened last year. Angel Food Cake is my dad's favorite too, and topped with strawberries is the best! We had fresh strawberries at breakfast this morning that were so sweet they didn't need any sugar at all.

Kim said...

Happy birthday greetings to Andy! He is a very special guy for sure. We had angel food cake tonight, with strawberries that were nowhere near as delicious as those we bought at a Carlsbad Farmer's Market...oh how nice those markets are. Enjoy your bounty.

Karen said...

Do the strawberries get mushy when you take them out of the freezer? We don't freeze strawberries but I do remember how my mother did it. They were cut up, sugar added, and into waxed cartons lined with a thin plastic bag. I can remember as a child, going with my parents to a meat market that rented freezer space. The place had a huge walk in freezer and you rented some kind of drawer space. It always intrigued me to walk in there. Then my parents bought a big deep freezer and put it in our garage and that ended the trips to the walk in freezer at the meat market.

Louise SS said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby! I love strawberry cake! My daughter's b-day is 3/25, (today) and I would love to make her a strawberry cake. That's what I did for her first 10 years (in Riverside). And our first year here in Sweden I was planning to fix one again.... only to realize that there were no fresh strawberries to be found anywhere! Snow, snow and more snow, strawberries do not grow in snow!:) Enjoy your fresh strawberries! I will get mine in July!

MARCIE said...

Happy Birthday to Hubby! He is a lucky man having you !

McIrish Annie said...

Hope he had a super birthday! that cake looks yummy. that's what you can send me for my bday next year! LOL

Cathy said...

The cake looks yummy. Happy Birthday to your hubby. I do the same thing with blue berries. Hugs

Dixie said...

Yummo, nothing better than angel food cake with fresh strawberries (maybe just a dab of homemade whipped cream?) Happy birthday to your hub!

annie said...

Happy Birthday to him, those berries look delicious!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! Angel food cake is my Andy's favorite cake also...and fresh strawberries...YUMMERS!

Candace said...

Happy Birthday to Andy!!!! What a gorgeous cake - I can tell just how much you love him ;>)
Cheers!

Dawn said...

Party on!!
Love cake and berries...think I'll go frezze some now.
Happy Birthday to your sweet heart!

deb said...

its my hubbys fav too!!!! love the berries, I did this to freeze them,,,thank you!!!!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Hope all is well; seems like a long time since your last post ... Linda