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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 112 of 365

We skipped Father's Day on Sunday because my daughter was working and wasn't able to come home. But she's home today and it's time to celebrate.

The original plan was to make him an Italian feast of a dinner (not really - just spaghetti, salad and bread, since I'm not a chef). Plans changed so the celebration actually started this afternoon when he got to go somewhere we've only been probably twice or so in our lifetime.

Red Lobster.

He's a huge seafood fan and we rarely go out for seafood. We rarely cook it at home, either. (Again, I'm not a chef.)

He did get part of his Italian feast, but not at Red Lobster. He got a spaghetti and meatballs cake, homemade by me. Based somewhat on the recipe from Food Network Magazine.

A real cake that just looks like spaghetti and meatballs.  Made with:
  • a boxed chocolate cake mix
  • frosted with homemade buttercream frosting
  • buttercream frosting tinted with buttercup yellow food coloring, piped on to resemble noodles
  • chocolate cake balls  - crumbled chocolate cake with enough frosting to hold it together - for the meatballs
  • strawberry jam with a bit of red food coloring for the pasta sauce, and
  • finely shredded white chocolate pieces for the Parmesan cheese

I may not be a chef, but maybe I could be a pastry chef?