Most of the 10,000 Vietnam War draft evaders are pardoned by President Carter
Elvis Presley dies in his Graceland bathroom
Congress creates a Department of Energy
New York Yankees win the World Series
Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XI
Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
Swedish music group ABBA passes The Beatles as having most records sold
Star Wars is the top grossing film
The Shining by Stephen King is published
"You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone spends the most time at the top of the US charts
Three's Company premieres
Orlando Bloom, Shakira, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liv Tyler, Ludacris, and Josh Patterson are born
Today, Josh celebrates his 31st birthday. Lily must have been extra excited cause she got up a whole hour early this morning! We let Josh sleep in and Lily and I made his Breakfast Cake (recipe below). Tonight we're having the Birthday Feast at Babe's Chicken with his mom Carolyn (also her b-day!) and brother Jared. I must say, this pregnant lady is looking forward to some good southern cookin'! If you can, leave Josh a comment on his big day and check out last year's post for some pics of him growing up. Love you, babe! Happy 31st!
Mix together until the texture of meal:
2 c. flour 1 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar 1 tsp. baking powder
1 stick butter, cut into 5-6 pieces
Remove handful (1/3 to 1/2 cup) of this mix and save for topping.
Mix together in large measuring cup or bowl:
1 c. milk
1 Tbs. vinegar
1 tsp. baking soda
Add liquid mixture to dry mixture, along with 2 eggs
Mix well and pour into greased 9x13 cake pan or 10x15 jelly roll pan.
Sprinkle with topping.
Reserved dry ingredients
1-2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. brown sugar
Lump of butter the size of large walnut (2-3 Tbs.)
Bake for 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees.
This recipe comes from Noel Piper's Treasuring God In our Traditions (a great read). I've been making it for every special day in our family: birthdays, big holidays, etc. and it's already something that Lily looks forward to. It turns out kind of like a coffee cake. Enjoy!