"It's daddy's birthday! We should have the day off!" Never mind that daddy didn't have the day off... But, ever the bargainer, I made a deal with them. "I'll give you the day off IF you help me Clean the house." Oh yes, that was "Clean" with a capital "C". I know how to bargain. :) They did a good job and we were able to get things done that I had been putting off due to either, I HATE THAT JOB or the fact that I felt like I had been run over by a MAC truck this week and every ounce of my being HURT. Couldn't tell, could ya? So we cleaned, I baked, I cooked, I wrapped, they created.
There are no pretty "before" pictures of dinner, but it was pretty good. Round steak - another recipe my mom pointed me at:
1 round steak
mustard (enough to cover steak)
bacon (enough strips to cover steak)
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup (ok, I confess, I used cream of celery. The hubby despises mushrooms)
Spread mustard on steak, cover with bacon strips and onion soup mix. Roll up and place on heavy duty foil. Pour cream of whatever soup over steak. Seal foil and cook at 325 for 3 hours.
And I made cake.
Ok, ok! So I cheated!!
But the frosting was homemade!!
And everybody liked it.
Can you tell from the Great Cake Massacre?
The kids made him about three cards a piece.
It was cute. He has cards coming out the ears from them.
After dinner and cake we all went in to a too much food coma. The kids fared better than we did. They vegged in front of a movie.