A taste of Natalie Merchant performing with the Boston Pops

Natalie Merchant and the Boston Pops

Last night Jason and I went on a date to see Natalie Merchant perform with the Boston Pops at Boston's Symphony Hall. She was amazing live.
A view from our seats. It is a beautiful venue.
Snapshot of us at our seats.
Dinner at The Cactus Club before the concert.
Mexican food is delicious!


Henry loves YouTube

Henry loves to watch videos on YouTube.com. His favorite clips involve NASCAR crashes, like the one he is watching here on Thursday morning. He also likes monster truck crashes, plane crashes and lion attacks.


The Cake

A couple weeks ago I created this cake for my moms birthday. I wanted to make something special for her that kind of reminds me of my mommy. So , I asked her what flavor she liked, and she said anything lemon. Then I thought of elegant type recipes that I would use to help me create the cake for my mom. I used a white chiffon cake recipe that I made my own. I soaked it with a simple syrup and lemoncello then layered with a lemon cream, covered it with a chantilly cream, then sprinkled sugared almond that I made. It was absolutely delicious. probably the best cake I ever tasted. The cake was so delicate with bursts of lemon flavor, and the lemon cream was smooth along with the perfect not too sweet cream that covered the cake. The almonds made a perfect crunch here and there. Anyways, I want to name this cake for my mom, was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Someday I would love to enter this recipe in a contest. Will look into that later.
I forgot about the almonds before I took this picture.

I had dinner at my house for my mom, then we went to my grandmothers house for my moms party.