Leap Day is not a day to work! It’s a day to live! To Celebrate!
JACK DONAGHY; 30 ROCK
Did anyone else feel the need to wear blue and yellow today?
My subconscious was programed to believe that, just like St. Patrick’s Day, there is a color scheme that must be worn on leap day. While driving into work I started to wonder why was I wearing these colors? Then when I got there and no one else was wearing blue and yellow, I realized I got the concept from last week’s episode of 30 Rock. Dooh!
Leap Day is a day to live anyways. Wouldn’t it be weird if Chris were celebrating his 7th birthday today instead of his 28th yesterday? He would have been a leapling! It could have happened people, and then he wouldn’t have gotten all of these.
You might be wondering what was in all 28 of those packages. Well here is a before shot of most of the gifts, and yes denta-treats were one of the gifts (my gift to Chris that he doesn’t have to help me brush the dogs teeth).
I stuck to a theme of running, hunting, golf, and, of course, food. I spent two hours in Bass Pro just trying to find the man who has everything hunting related a present.
I thought bullets might be a good way to go since he uses those up, but I ran into a problem when I realized I didn’t know what kind of gun he had. Some kind stranger pointed me to the Black Cloud Shells, and even though they told me that I couldn’t return them if they were the wrong ones, I still bought them anyways. Chris was so surprised when he opened them. I totally lucked out since they ended up being the right ones. Score!
I also hit a home run in the birthday cake department and made him…
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix
2 cups pecans, chopped
1 stick butter
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread pineapple over bottom of an ungreased cake pan.
2. Smooth cherry filling over the top.
3. Sprinkle cake mix over the top.
4. Top with pecans.
5. Drizzle melted butter over the top and bake for one hour.
This was the perfect treat for my hubby. The only time he likes sweets is when there is fruit involved, and there is a lot of pineapple and cherry in this cake.
The consistency is actually more like a cobbler than a cake, and it is best served warm. The pecans add a delicious crunch to the gooey fruit mixture.
I love that I could literally dump all the ingredients into a cake pan and be done, so easy!
How did you celebrate leap day?