Two Celebrations in One

In Honor to our Megan, Salutatorian, 2014 High School Graduating Class

In 1st grade, Dunham has a tradition to make a time capsule that your parents hold in safe keeping until the weekend of your graduation. You are allowed to choose what goes into the time capsule, for example, stories you wrote, pictures of special memories, old school t-shirts, strings that measured your height in your 1st grade year, journal entries, etc. After the Baccalaureate every student that was there in first grade takes their boxes and opens them up while family watches. It is such a fun time, the students reminisce together about 1st grade memories while families share in the experience/teary for moms.

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Happy 18th Birthday Megan!!

Tres Leches (Milk Cake)-Megan’s Favorite Birthday Cake
Servings: 24
“This light and fluffy tres leches cake recipe uses four types of milk and is topped with whipped cream, making it extra moist and delicious.”
INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour/cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups whole milk
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed
milk
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS:
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.
2.Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside. (A fun way to cheat on sifting is to whisk ingredients.)
3.Cream butter or margarine and the 1 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.
4.Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
5.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork.
6.Combine the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.
7.(I do whipped cream topping day of…Don’t forget to chill bowl and mixing whisk.) Whip whipping cream, the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla together until thick. Spread over the top of cake. Be sure and keep cake refrigerated, enjoy!

 

Meg’s Birthday Cake

Tracey’s Favorite Recipe Website

 

6 thoughts on “Two Celebrations in One

  1. Congratulations Megan on your accomplishments! Tracey and Bucky, I feel your beaming pride all the way in Texas! What a great day.

  2. Tracey, You looked so beautiful at graduation…such a privilege to share in your joy and pride on that great day. I couldn’t help but think of Adam’s graduation 2 years ago today! One of the sweetest days of my life, and the day you met Adam! My prayer for the 2014 graduation class is that each graduate heard every word of Mr. Welch’s final words and writes it on their hearts, for no matter if they have 8 more months or 80 more years on this earth, that they know the true and only God, seek His presence daily and live to honor and praise Him all the days of their lives. For if they are christians, the saying “you only live once” is not true…and the moment they walk into eternity is the moment their real life begins!

    Blessings & love today and forever sweet Tracey.

  3. A super Big Congratulations to Megan and the entire family!!!!! Enjoy, enjoy, celebrate, celebrate!!!! Love you guys :)

  4. I am SO proud of Megan! It does not surprise me at all that she was salutatorian, and I wish I could have been there to hear her speech. I absolutely love that girl, and I loved every minute that she was in my choir classes. Megan is such a great student, good musician, sweet spirit, and always respectful and thoughtful. Happy Birthday, Megan! What a way to celebrate with your graduation from high school! May you continue to excel academically and grow in the Lord as you go your way.

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