A Birthday Prince

Copyright ©2013 Deborah M. Zajac. All Rights Reserved.

Jaxon and Mommy on his 1st BirthdayMy first Grandchild turned 1-year-old yesterday. I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. It seems like it was yesterday he was born.

Jaxon's BirthdayThe changes have been surprising, and awesome to behold…

1 month

Jaxon in Red Blanket2 months

Jaxon Out-take3 months

Jaxon 12 weeks old4 months with Uncle…he smiles, and laughs now!

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Just bathed6 months

20130618_3436 Jaxon sleeping in basket crop7 months looking more toddler  and boy like each day…

Jaxon at the park_64398 months

Jaxon quick pic9 months Photo courtesy of Allison Zajac.

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The letters I and J11 months

Allie and Jaxon black and white1-year-old

Jaxon and Daddy on his 1st BirthdayI feel so blessed to see him everyday. He’s starting to walk, taking up to 12 steps at a time now, and real words should be coming soon too. I am looking forward to seeing the changes, and the look of wonder and awe on his face as he discovers more of his world.

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Birthday feast.


Copyright © 2012 Deborah M. Zajac

Heman asked me if I would make his favorite entree: lasagna, and his favorite cake; Marble for his birthday. There was no way I would ever refuse. So I spent the day cooking and baking.

I started the red meat sauce first. Once that was simmering I started on the cake:

No one was here to lick the spoon, beaters, or bowl

After I mixed up the yellow cake I held some back to add the chocolate for the marbling.

Once the cake layers cooled I was ready to assemble the two layers, and frost it.

It turned out light, with a wonderful crumb, and very moist.

We like this cake chilled so straight to the frig it went. The red meat sauce was finished so I could assemble the lasagna next.

I use ground beef, a wee bit of ground pork, and 3 cheeses to make this dish. Here’s the second layer.

The house smelled wonderful today  and I was really hungry by the time it came bubbling out of the oven,

I served the lasagna with a green salad, garlic bread, and a table Cabernet by BV Coastal Estates,

Heman loved it, and no one left hungry. I think I’ll leave the clean up for a bit and go take a walk. I’m stuffed!

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