|This post is linked to Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Read's|
Donald has a fine motor skills impairment so he can't do things like put toothpaste on a brush, tie shoes, shave etc. so he can't be independent. He can't play the guitar, but he can play the drums like crazy and the piano pretty well. He has an excellent ear.
He loves cars and trucks and can tell you what engines every make has in them etc. He can tell what make and model a car is from the sound it makes when you turn the key and start the engine. If there's a knock or a ping in your engine he can tell you exactly what it is. It has always amazed us. He reads books constantly too! He gets them on disc from the library for the blind and reads everyday. He just discovered Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books and loves them! Westerns are his favorite though. Donald loves Neil Diamond, vanilla ice cream, chocolate milk, and going anywhere your going.
And this is linked to Weekend Cooking because.... Donald's favorite birthday cake of course!
1 lemon cake mix
3 oz. lemon Jello
1 cup boiling water
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tbls. lemon juice
Dissolve Jello in 1 cup boiling water
Mix cake mix, oil, egg
Add cooled Jello
Bake in 9x13 pan at 350* 35-40 minutes
Mix glaze while cooking
Remove from oven and pierce cake with fork while hot, drip glaze over cake and cool.
This cake is so moist and gets better day after day!
Well I'm off to get the cake in the oven, and see to the spaghetti and meatballs (his favorite food!).
What are you cooking today?