Okay, so, apparently I am being ubber productive today. Weird. I uploaded the pics from the boys actual birthday. Again, being the super creative person I desire to be I made them a funfetti cake mix cake. Mr. Mayer and I bought them some little chairs from Pottery Barn Kids for their gifts. The best thing about the chairs for the first week was that we could put Owen in the chair and he didn't know how to get out. He would just sit there until someone got him. We had friends over for dinner that night and we grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. I'm going to tell on myself now. Papa Brad came over for dinner. I was making him a plate and made him a burger and gave to him. A minute later he said "Jayna. Thanks for the burger, but could I have meat on it?" OMG! I forgot to put meat on his burger. He had everything else~no meat. Gah!!! That's typical for me. At least I remember to feed the children. I hope.
When I am in the mood for comfort food my mind immediately goes to Spaghetti and Meatballs. It has been my favorite for as long as I can remember. My version of the dish consists of jarred sauce and ground beef or frozen meatballs because I didn't know how to make meatballs. Enter Nana Karen. When I was pregnant with Shrek and Donkey there wasn't much I could do the further along I got. Nana Karen would come over about once a week and make dinner and help me with whatever. She was a God send. It was an enormous help. One of the things she would make was Spaghetti and Meatballs. Wow! She made homemade sauce and from scratch meatballs. Every time I eat this dish I am in heaven. Nana Karen is an old school cook. She doesn't measure anything and makes everything from memory. A few weeks ago she found a pasta maker that her and I have been playing with and making homemade pasta. If you have never had homemade pasta it is divine! She came over today to make some pasta. While s