Birthday Week, pt. 1
Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Katie Beedy
Birthdays change as people get older and schedules get busier. There are more candles on the cake, but there is also less time to get everyone in one place for a party. That’s why I’m celebrating #20 with a Birthday Week.
My actual birthday is November 18th, but I am splitting up the festivities in order to accommodate the schedules of my loved ones. Last night was part 1. My uncle happened to be in town for a visit, so we invited a small portion of my dad’s side of the family over to our house for noodle soup (uncle Walt’s favorite) and Inspiration Cake. Inspiration Cake is a delicious tradition in the Beedy family. It is a white cake divided by thin layers of chocolate shavings and lathered with chocolate frosting (which is about 80% shortening). My grandmother used to make it for every birthday and special occasion, and when she passed away two years ago my sister and I decided to master the recipe.
Last night was a wonderful way to kick off my Birthday Week. I got to take a break from my homework, see my family, and eat a delicious home-cooked meal. Now I just can’t wait for part 2: a weekend visit from Isaac. 🙂