Last night, we celebrated my brother’s birthday:
My mom travels for her job, and couldn’t be here for the party, but my dad made it:
The menu consisted of salad (baby romaine, blueberries, walnuts, crumbled goat cheese), steamed vegetables, basil & sun dried tomato burgers, & sweet potato fries. I made myself a Sunshine Burger and piled my plate high with steamed broccoli. I used to feel weird about making myself something different, but I don’t care anymore. I’m feeling soooo much better without dairy in my life, and I just haven’t been wanting red meat these days. No more apologies – I’m going to eat what makes me feel my best, even if it means having my own little Heather meal.
Dessert…VeggieGirl’s blondies served with chocolate ice-cream:
The blondies were a hit. I was a bit nervous about them as I subbed avocado for the canola oil, but everyone loved them. However, I think the fam enjoyed the store bought chocolate peanut butter filled pretzel ice-cream even more. Can you blame them? I sat down to a big bowl of vanilla Rice Dream…it made me happy.
Me with my favorite boys:
I woke up early this morning with one hungry belly. Honestly, I haven’t really had much of an appetite the past few days, and I think it’s finally caught up with me. No colorful oats this morning. I went with an old standby:
Truth be told, I wasn’t really feeling this breakfast at all, and I’m not even sure why I made it. I was really just wanting a plain bowl of cooked oat bran with no add-ins, no blending, etc. Well, actually what I truly wanted was to just stand in the kitchen and eat the peanut butter straight from the jar, but that was a very dangerous idea with the way my stomach was growling. Should have just gone with plain oat bran and globs of peanut butter. Oh well, maybe I’ll have that for lunch.
I have a busy day ahead. Clients, a house showing, and hopefully some yoga this afternoon. It’s raining again in Nashville. So missing that Arizona sunshine!
CD’s Random Comment of the Day:
No Saturday morning cartoons today.