Happy birthday to my littlest imp….Life has not been the same since 11:50PM on July 16, 2010 and I wouldn’t change a thing.
I saved up my calories today because we went out to eat for birthday dinner. So glad I did! Lunch (for me) consisted of cupcake tasting. Ha! Does that count? :D
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with a bit of parmesan and garlic, handful of gluten free tortilla chips and 3/4 cup of grapes. Coffee. Definitely coffee. :D
(This is by far the most bizarre purple hued picture ever.)
Lunch: Honestly, I was too busy feeding little people and attempting to create a new cupcake recipe to eat. Don’t worry, I made up for it by eating a cupcake fresh out of the oven. All in the name of recipe creation.
Dinner: (At a chain restaurant with a gluten free menu and remarkably, a knowledgeable server. joy!) Appetizer: chips and “queso blanco” (Not really a word in Spanish – just a melted white cheese with peppers, etc). Dinner: Wedge salad with Green Goddess dressing and a 4 ounce blackened sirloin. (I didn’t eat the potatoes in the photo…they were…ummm… strange texture and I passed.) Water with dinner and an Irish Whiskey (sans the non-gluten free canned whipping cream).
Dessert: After some evening games and joy, we sat down to some birthday cupcakes. (Whipped cream “frosting”) They were yummy and spongy. I think we’ve found a new recipe. :D My husband says they taste like a “soft French chiffon” …. I just think it tasted lovely. I don’t worry about the comparison – but it is helpful to have someone who can give better descriptions that I around when I’m trying to write things up! :D
Hope you all had a wonderful, gluten free Tuesday!
Busy day today… my favorite part was when my eldest checked in for physical therapy by announcing that “Padawan Zoe” was checking in to see “Master Yoda”. Boy, did that receptionist get a kick out her! :D Hope you had some good chuckles in your day today too!
We were on the last of the veggies. Apparently I was so fruit happy at the Farmer’s Market that I failed to buy my weekly veggies. Tomorrow we might need to head to the market for some salad greens, etc. But today? No way. Other items on the agenda list!
Birthday balloons ordered? Check!
Birthday cake planned? Check! (The birthday girl wants to help make it.)
Presents wrapped? Check!
Momma ready to crash? way more than check!
Breakfast: Greek yogurt with blueberries/raspberries and part of a quesadilla. Coffee and water to drink.
Lunch: Steamed sesame tilapia with carrots and brown rice. Water to drink. (PS. Made in the rice cooker!)
Dinner: Two egg, cheese-free “egg-a-dills”, red grapes and water to drink. A white peach as well.
Not pictured today? The lovely Rain City Crunch granola I am munching on while I type. My snack for the evening with some water.
Hope you all had a great day!
Well… I’m posting this on the morning of Day 10. I knew this would happen at some point. The littlest peanut just about drove me up a wall yesterday and now I know why: she’s sick. Poor thing. I read their new book to them (“Listen Buddy” – the story of why listening is important because…well…one of them could use the lesson. LOL) and then I promptly fell asleep with the girls. Lights out. 9:45PM. Yes, I am a party animal.
Yesterday we stuffed ourselves silly. I also ordered some of that granola that I mentioned on Day 8. Apparently polishing off what I had on hand was not enough when you wake up and you are still thinking about it. LOL
It was an average day. Nothing to wax poetic about but we did end up eating out last night. Our hair cuts took a little longer because I asked for the stylist to please try to cover my “Elvira gray patch/streaks” otherwise known as “kid-scars”. :D As a result, I spent more money than I had originally planned, but I’m also happier with my new haircut and coloring. The girls both got their hair cut (5 inches off for Zoe and 3 inches off for Rory) as did My Love. It was a family affair because that was the only time available. Next time, we are not going as a group. The kids have to wait far too long (thus my gray hair).
Anywho…here’s what was on the menu for yesterday:
Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with parmesan cheese and garlic, a handful of gluten free crackers, a large serving of cut cantaloupe and a banana. And yes, coffee.
Lunch: Leftovers from the Thai restaurant (no rice..the kids gobbled that up!), a white peach and water.
Dinner: (Oh my… let’s see….) An overly dressed Caesar Salad (sans croutons), gluten free “flatbread” (really just a gf pizza crust brushed with garlic oil) with marinara sauce (the kids at this mostly), and 3 slices of sausage and extra cheese pizza. Water to drink.
And today? Well…so far it’s Chex Cinnamon cereal (to die for…but it has a downside too for me…more on that tonight) and coffee.
Hope your day is starting off marvelously! I’m off to care for the munchkins.