Thursday, December 27, 2007

Holiday Happenings

Matt is 32! He had a great birthday and I was brave enough to try and make a truly Southern dinner. I made chicken and dumplings, collard greens, fried okra and a peppermint- red velvet cake. It was a success! Thanks to a great recipe from Betsy Jennings and help from my younger brother Jacob, the dinner was great and it even passed the test of two southern boys who grew up on this food. We also decorated Gingerbread houses, that were homemade, and the kids had a great time with their cousins eating candy while they were decorating. We have had so much fun with our cousins and family this week!

Triple Layer Peppermint Red Velvet Cake (Southern Living)

Pretty, isn't it?

Owen's house

Savannah helped mom decorate

Ryanne's house

Jonah's house


Laura said...

The cake looks beautiful! I get Southern Living and Jarom loves Red Velvet cake, maybe I'll give that one a try. Happy Birthday Matt!

Russ said...

In the "Real South", Chicken n Dumplins don't have a recipe.