Thursday, 31 January 2013

Happy Birthday ROB !


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"Happy Birthday Rob !  Six am this morning birthday hugs from Bandit were the start of Rob's day before he headed out with his "Crabby Cabbie" hat firmly set on his head.  More then likely more firmly then usual with the high winds going on this day."


We had woken at 2:45 am to pouring rain outside our windows.  Just before 6:00 am when we arose for the day, we looked out to high winds, cold temperatures and snow.  Rob headed out only to return home mid-morning.  Hwy. 21 between Southampton and Port Elgin had been closed.  The snow squalls and intermittent high winds continued all day.

Can you believe MY "Crabby Cabbie" had the day off for his Birthday ???? Whoop whoop !!!

"We had to make a quick trip to and from town finding it pretty blustery at times."


"The first photo was taken mid-afternoon, with the second taken less then 2 hours later with at least 6 inches haven accumulated over that time period."


Late in the morning I had began preparations for the Dinner I was going to be serving the Birthday Boy.

"Lovely plump chicken breasts first rubbed, then put into a marinade before placing back into the fridge until they were to be cooked up for our Dinner.  When the required marinading time is 30 minutes, I usually prepare and marinade for at least 1/2 a day, as I find 30 minutes never enough time."


"Dinner had been a success with Rob commenting on how good the chicken was."


Recipe please?  Just a mouse *click* away HERE.
NOTE:  Cooking times vary on the size of Chicken Breasts being used.  The large plump breasts I had used had taken at least a 1/2 hour if not a bit more.

How could someone celebrate a Birthday without having a Birthday Cake?  This afternoon I had to remedy this by making Rob's most favourite cake.

"Onto the counter out came all the fixings for Carrot Cake.  Wet meets dry, with all the really important ingredients following."


"Oven ready, then fresh baked from the Oven."


"Really, what would Carrot Cake be without Cream Cheese Icing?  I can not imagine."


"Pictures tell all .... "


"This ended a perfect meal with one very happy boy.  Happy Happy Birthday Rob !  I LOVE You and look forward to making many more Birthday Cakes for you."


 I was a very busy gal today preparing to give my wonderful hubby a very "special" birthday meal, among a few other things I had to do for him on behalf of some "Crabby Cabbie" business needing looked after.  I really didn't have time for anything much other as like doing the Month end tally for the Low/No Spend & Declutter challenge I entered into, and that will just have to wait until tomorrow.

Oops, was anyone wanting the Recipe for Rob's favourite Carrot Cake?

Recipe please?  PRINTABLE RECIPE *CLICK* HERE.

Cream Cheese Icing Recipe?  PRINTABLE RECIPE *CLICK* HERE.

I have heard through the "grapevine" we are to expect 25 cm of snow tonight/tomorrow?  Really I truly hope the weather isn't too bad, as I know there are so many people counting on the upcoming Wiarton Willie Festivities which commence tomorrow.  I will be saying a little "prayer" it comes off without a hitch, along with a bit of cooperation from the weather.

I have been awake since the "wee" hour of 3:00 am, so this will be all she wrote, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".

27 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to him!

    And now I'm famished!

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    1. Thanks William, if you were closer we would cut you a piece of cake !

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  2. Happy Birthday Rob ! Papa gets his B-day off as well . Yummy Carrot cake with whipped cream cheese icing a must for Papa here to he has a sweet tooth ! Your supper looks and sounds good . The weather here has been the same only less snow , I can hear the wind as I type this just a roaring out there and it is cold ! I am ready for Spring now winter can go away ! Stay safe and cozy and have a good evening !

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    1. Thank you for the Birthday Wishes. Sounds like both our boys have a sweet tooth.

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  3. Happy Birthday Mr Crabby Cabby (doesn't look too crabby from the pics!).
    The wind has been howling (woke me up too early),the snow has been flying and I am ready to move to the Caribbean. (Will I need a generator there?)
    Jane xx
    PS Yes the immune thing plus the antibiotic thing plus the vegan thing prevents me from having the jab.

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    1. Thank you, Jane & Chris. And Jane, you best be moving to the Carribean before you need a generator here.

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  4. A very Happy Birthday, Rob and may you celebrate many more to come. Now, I'll have coffee with my carrott cake!!! Bess

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    1. Thank you Bess. Will the cake be mush if I send via post?

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  5. Happy Birthday from New Zealand Rob

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    1. Thank you dear Sue. I am still buying lotto tickets in hopes of winning and coming to visit you there.

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  6. Happy Birthday Rob! I would love a piece of that Carrot Cake!! Oh, and pass the chicken, please!!

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  7. Happy Birthday Crabbie Cabbie. Your b.d. cake looks delish! Cindy, please have a word with Wiarton Willie about ending this winter early. Pleeeezzze!

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    1. Thank you Connie, and I will be sure to do that for you.

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB!

    Also, thanks for sending a few flurries our way! We actually had "measurable" snow here...for a couple of hours. But it gives me hope. Send us some more so your Festivities can be enjoyed with no weather worries! Stay warm and safe!

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    1. Thanks LuAnn, but I am afraid they are calling for more of the same today.

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  9. Happy birthday to him! And look at those smiles!!!

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    1. Thank you Bette, he was happy to get that cake.

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  10. Happy Birthday to your husband and that meal sounds delightful. I love carrot cake and I haven't made it for years. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday.

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    1. Thank you Marlys. We LOVE Carrot Cake too.

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  11. I love carrot cake and that looks like an excellent recipe. I might even brave all that snow for a piece!!

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    1. Come on up Diana ! there is still lots there.

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  12. It's been a long time since I've had carrot cake. I've never had it with pineapple--sound good!

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    1. Thank you for linking your carrot cake this week!

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  13. Definitely the perfect birthday meal. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

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  14. Stopping by from See Ya in the Gumbo!! Your soup looks so good!! My hubby, Mr Big J, loves Carrot Cake and I think I'll try your recipe. I'm sure he'll love it:) Lynn~

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  15. I was thinking about making a carrot cake for Easter this year ... I think I just found my recipe :) Pinning! Thank you for sharing at last week's week's All My Bloggy Friends :)

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