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Birthday cakes & Bubba’s Choice

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Yesterday was  a great day off… I went to a beautiful little girl’s first birthday party.  Where I had some cake :)  Good Scratch Cake!  A vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream icing… MY FAVOURITE! I didn’t eat mine and half of Thing 2’s!

I didn't bring my camera but here is a pic of Bubba eating his... thanks A for the pic!

Supper was picked by Bubba (Thing 1)  He was wanting steak as we haven’t had it in a long time.  Since we had none at home and the local grocery store is not open on holiday’s, we are lucky we have a local meat cutter who supplies a gas convenience store with frozen, yet good cuts of meat!

While Hubby was out fetching meat like the good caveman he is, I started boiling some baby potatoes…

I <3 the colours!

After they were done boiling I drained the water and placed them back in the pan with some seasoning, and sea salt with a little bit of canola oil and slowly fake roasted them in the same non-stick pan as I boiled them.  If you haven’t gotten this yet, I HATE DISHES!  Any time I can make meals in the same pot/pan I will.

Since the steaks had to be defrosted in the microwave due to lack of time I decided to try our new FoodSaver’s marinate function.  It is really pretty cool… it is supposed to allow you to marinate foods in minutes instead of hours, by opening up the “pores” of the meat 

It took about 5 minutes, as it went through it’s cycles of pressurizing, depressurizing… and honestly it worked! Our steaks were really tender despite a longer than normal bbq time of a Traeger wood pellet bbq.  I normally do not like steaks done on the wood bbq, and prefer the propane one, but I have to say using this method I may be a convert!  They were so nice a smokey and did not need any sauces!

On the side I just threw a large handful of Organic Spring Mix Greens with a small chunk of goat cheese crumbled on top (my dressing of choice!)

Great pick Bubba!!

What is your favourite flavour of Birthday Cake??

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Wonderful Wedding Memories

I am sitting in the hotel in Prince George, BC and finally putting the photos from the wedding on my computer, so I figured I would give you guy a recap :)

The whole reason for our trip up to Kitimat, BC this summer was for my cousin’s wedding. Well, it happened this Saturday on a beautiful sunny day.  The clouds had cleared after a morning shower to shine on the happy couple. Congratulations Kaitlyn, and Steve!

The Happy Couple

Every family has traditions and ours is no exception.  My Mom and her family moved to Canada from Scotland when they were all kids, all 8 of them with their parents… I couldn’t imagine.

We have Horseshoe girls… who present the bride an upside down horseshoe to bring them luck in their marriage

My beautiful Cousin who was the Horseshoe girl

 We have a Family Song… As far back as I can remember my family has done a dance to this song at family functions, it is by a Scottish band called, The Proclaimers.  I am sure most of you have heard of them… if not here is a refresher!

 

I love it!  It reminds me of the whole Miller Clan I grew up with, and how much love and support we all have for each other!

Miller 500 Miles Dance!

The night was filled with many fun moments, and memories…

There were beautiful decorations… 

Family photos every time you turned around…

Cousins!

My Picky Family <3

Sister and her Boyfriend... Hi Cory!

Cory has been bugging me as to why he hasn’t made the blog… I teased him I wouldn’t put him on till he “put’s a ring on it” They have been living together for 5 years… and he keeps talking of a bachelor party…  Hey Cory, you need the ring first! 😉

It may be time… soon?? Right Cory?? I bet you wont be bugging me ever again 😉 I do however have to say this looks good on both of you 😛 (see below)

Bahaha... I love it!

Speaking of dress-up, my uncle built this great wall to use as a photo booth, there were frames with cutouts and personal wedding photos of the bride and groom’s families, and photos of them as kids.  As well as the wall there were props!  The veil was one of them… (as well as the pig nose you see on the table to the right of my sister) we got a lot of hilarious photos throughout the night, but I am pretty sure I am not allowed to show a lot of them 😛

I can however show this one, as it is Picky Hubby and I!  My Uncle is so talented!

I feel like I should be on the Brady Bunch!

There was a very special dress-up portion of the evening where one of my uncles brought out costumes that he and Kaitlyn and he wore MANY years ago in the Canada parade.  Both their families owned the pizza place that I have talked about on the blog, and to try and get the public’s interest and some “free” advertising they dressed up as Pizza Fairies and sang “That’s Amore” while my uncle played the accordion. It became another tradition… of the parade, and telethon, and other public events that they would perform together.  Kaitlyn as always was a great sport, laughing and belting out “That’s Amore!”

They are missing their wings, but still were amazing!

…and there was cake! You may remember this cake from this post

 

Incredible shrinking cake!

It was a great time!  With lots of dancing, visiting, eating, laughing… and kissing!

Aww...

It is obvious how perfect my cousin is for her groom… and her groom for her.

 I guess it is true… All you need is love!

Does your family have any special Wedding Traditions?  Please share them in the Comment Section Below!

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Let them eat Cake!

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Pfewf!  Today I finally finished my cousin’s wedding cake… Just in time!  It was a cake of misadventures to say the least.

First white flowers before their demise ;)

First the small white flowers we had made had melted due to the high humidity here… then yesterday a layer of the cake collapsed when I was flipping it on to the bottom chocolate layer!  SIGH!  

Hubby came to the rescue and ran to the store to pick up more supplies, and I rebaked the vanilla 14″ and we were ready to fill and decorate!

It is a chocolate and vanilla layered cake with a raspberry buttercream filling.  
I can’t wait till tomorrow to see my Little Cousin, Kaitlyn get married to Steve! All the cake trials were worth it for such a great couple!  Now I need to get ready for a family Barbeque!

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