Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Heather!!!

Yesterday afternoon I had a headache and wasn't feeling too hungry for lunch. I had a pickle:

And about a spoonful of this cream cheese mixture I was making for later on in the evening:

I decorated the Taj Mahal cake!!! It turned out pretty good - haha, our original goal was to make a 3D cake, but we realized that was NOT going to work!

It was my friend Heather's 27th birthday party last night, so we went to "The Bushwakker" for dinner. I had the Cajun chicken fettuccine. It was a HUGE portion, so I only ate half and boxed the other half up to take home. I gave the garlic toast away to friends.

I also snagged about 10 of hubby's fries, and 1 bite of a loaded potato skin. I had 1 beer (a raspberry, blackberry brew):

It was decent.
After dinner we all headed back to my and hubby's place to hang out, do Karaoke, etc. Some people brought snacks for later on in the night.

I had about 4 of those little sticks dipped in the spinach dip. And ...

2 meatballs, and ...

2 mini pitas, and also 2 bites of the b-day cake.

Most people seemed pretty tired throughout the night, so it was pretty mellow for the most part. I think most people were gone by 1:00 or so, and I was in bed by 2:00.

This morning I woke up craving some veggies! I made a little platter with carrot, tomato, and celery filled with almond butter:

I also had a bowl of spinach with a little fig and balsamic dressing:

And a glass of 100% pure blueberry juice ... hello antioxidants :-)

This will probably keep me full for a few hours, while I go to work for a bit and try and get myself organized.

Dinner at the in laws tonight :-)

How many nights do you eat at home? It seems like we go out at least twice a week, and once a week we go to hubby's parents, so we are lucky if we eat dinner at home 4 times per week.


LizNoVeggieGirl said...


I eat at home on most nights of the week, since I love cooking.

Simply Life said...

WOW, that Taj Mahal cake is impressive! I'm sure that was a fun cake to present for a birthday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jolene, I just found your blog and wanted to say hello. The cake looks amazing, great work. I eat at home most nights and eat out some weekends. I think in the UK we don't eat out as often as other countries.


Anonymous said...

Love the cake. So cute- I'm sure she loved it!
I probably eat at home about 4-5 nights a week (?). Definitely changes week to week, depending on whats going on. Summer is always more social which equals more dinners out!