Glad everyone is enjoying Lori’s eats. She has had some yummy meals.
Today is officially our mom’s birthday.
But we celebrated it early this past Wednesday and I thought I would recap my day in the kitchen making up lots of goodies for her. Lori and I normally always give food as a gift to our family, pretty much a given haha
I did start my day with 8 minute #plankworkout and a leg workout from the Tone it Up girls. Recovered with a simple green smoothie (2 stalks of kale, 1 large banana, 1 scoop brown rice protein, 1/2 lemon juice)
Did some computer work, chatted with Lori, and went to the grocery store to get some ingredients I did not have for making dinner for the family.
After running around I got back and enjoyed my next meal.
Roasted acorn squash (with cinnamon and coconut oil) and a side of goat yogurt.
I enjoyed this meal while reviewing all the recipes I wanted to make, and deciding where to begin.
I gathered all my ingredients…and of course some coffee too!
I decided to make mom’s birthday cake first! This was an idea Lori and I have had on our list to make for some time now, so I was very excited to finally make it! Although I was nervous too as I did not have a plan B if the cake did not come out.
As the cake baked away I decided to make raw cookie dough as it was going to be part of the frosting on the cake. I followed our chocolate chip truffles but used cashews instead of pumpkin seeds and did not have cacao nibs so used regular chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Brand) More pictures of how I made these next wee.
Who doesn’t love raw cookie dough? Of course I sampled some 😉
Next up was peanut butter cookies, I made Ashley’s recipe (just omitted the ginger). So easy, only a few ingredients!!
Go make these cookies! So good.
After all these sweets I decided it was time for lunch. I had few handfuls of fresh spinach topped with 1/2 avocado, shrimp, and a side of juice (beets, carrots, celery, cucumber, apple)
sampled some frosting and cake, you know to make sure it was good.…and it was!
Love when I have successful days in the kitchen! But never excited about the clean up part. haha Lori and I both are queens at making a mess in the kitchen, anyone else?
After cleaning up the dishes and taking pictures of my cake, it was time to make dinner for the family.
I made 3 different types of quiches for dinner. I had 3 1/ 2 slices. Sorry for the not so pretty pic
After letting dinner digest a little and my mom opened her gifts, it was time for cake!
So happy the cake came out! It was beyond delicious.
I shared some cake love on instagram too!
I have 300 pictures to go through, so hope to have recipe up next week! Sorry, but promise it will be worth the wait!
Great day full of family, food, and of course dessert! I went to bed with a happy full belly.
Yesterday I woke up ready for another day of work and eating, haha
I wanted to share a few highlights of my eats as I discovered a new way to bake squash that I wanted to share.
First mom and I had to test out one of her new toys!
Starbucks Verismo coffee machine. Mom (and I) loved it! Perfect cup of coffee, or two 😉
On instagram I shared how Lori and I “warm” our salads during these colder months. I know we have shown this before, but felt it was worth sharing again. As this is a great way to enjoy cold veggies on cold days.
I enjoyed fresh juice with the last few raw cookie dough balls that I did not use in the frosting.
A great afternoon pick-me-up –> raw Juice and raw cookies!
Now for the a new way to bake squash instead of slicing and roasting.
I was already roasting up broccoli for dinner, so I just threw the whole squash in the oven too. I did put a few holes in the squash to let it steam. I had the oven on 350 degrees and to be honest I do not remember how long it baked for. But I flipped it every once in awhile, and tested it with a fork till tender.
Then I just sliced it up to enjoy, you can eat the skin of this one.
haha can you tell which plate is mine? (and for those who might be wondering the reason I did not have any of this squash was because I had some leftover acorn squash earlier, as I try not to eat my carbs with protein)
Nice and simple dinner as we had to save room for more cake!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! WE LOVE YOU!!
Do you like warm salads? Have you ever had sweet dumpling squash? How do you cook it? Do you eat the skin or prefer no skin?
What is your favorite birthday cake?
till next time,
Promise Lori and I have a lot of good recipes coming soon once we edit all the pictures.