Today my little man turns five. FIVE! I seriously can’t believe my pup is five whole years old. I wonder how many walks Jon and I have taken him on in the last five years?
365 days x 5 years x 2 walks a day = 3,650 walks
That’s a lot of walks.
I decided for his fifth birthday I’d make meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting. When I told Jon this he was all, “Um, can I have one too?”
They turned out to be delicious, so the whole family got to enjoy Brady’s birthday treat.
Make meatloaf as normal and put into muffin trays.
Top each cupcake with whatever your heart desires. I used a mixture of ketchup, mustard and brown sugar. Bake for 25 minutes.
While the meatloaf cupcakes are baking, whip up some mashed potatoes. Then pipe them onto the fully baked cupcakes.
Let the dog lick the mashed potato “icing” off the mixing blade.
Sprinkle some bacon bits on top.
Admire your work.
Let the birthday boy enjoy his treat!
It’s safe to say I had no idea what I was getting myself into five years ago when I convinced Jon we needed a dog. It’s been a hundred times more difficult and a hundred times more rewarding than I ever anticipated.
Happy Birthday, my boy.