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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH!

Today was Josh’s 35th birthday (LUCKY) and when asked what he wanted for his birthday dinner, he had ONE answer – MEATLOAF. His mom always makes him meatloaf on his birthday, and it was kind of a daunting task to take on. Inspiration struck though, when I was looking at meatloaf recipes on Pinterest. One of his most favourite restaurants at Walt Disney World is the 50’s Prime Time Cafe, and sure enough – I could find their meatloaf recipe easily online!
Paired with roasted Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes, it was truly a Pinteresting meal.

Here are the recipes I used – each one was a winner!

50’s Prime Time Cafe Meatloaf

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

As for cake – he jokingly asked for a McDonald’s birthday cake – I guess they used to have a chocolate cake there with vanilla frosting for birthday parties – so back to Pinterest I went, and found a couple of recipes that fit the bill! The whipped cream cheese frosting is one of the BEST frostings I’ve ever tasted – cream cheesy without being overly sweet. It worked really well with a Duncan Hine’s Devil’s Food cake mix!

Make a Boxed Cake Mix Taste Like a Bakery Cake

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

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The girls had so much fun shopping for him too. It was really neat to see how thoughtful they were – we went to Chapters and they ran around on their own looking for things he would like. They really know him well! (and his drinking and eating habits, lol!)

All in all it turned out to be a successful day on our end, I hope Josh enjoyed it as much as we did! Happy Birthday Josh, we love you!

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