Ok ... like he hasn't had ENOUGH birthday celebrations ... we had yet another. It was small and sweet, held at our little local Starbucks. After dinner, we walked up with our friends who are staying with us this week ... We brought candles and stuck them in a chocolate chip cookie and sang "Happy Birthday" as he blew them out. Now he's pretty sure he's four. *grin*
Tomorrow I shall tackle the feat of making his "CARS: Broken Road" Cake for his ACTUAL birthday party. This is Tias' request ... he wants Radiator Springs, with the road down the middle - half fixed, half broken. I'm actually really excited to jump into the project - too bad I can't start today!
One thing I forgot to mention yesterday - we got a VitaMix. This is a CRAZY, insane blender that actually heats up your food if you let it blend long enough. Our company was brave as I started throwing raw veges in: tomatoes, cauliflower, onion, garlic, red pepper, black beans ... And turned it on for 5 minutes - getting piping-hot, smooth soup. Was it good? WELLL - it was my first try. Tasted a bit "raw", if you know what I mean. Almost "grassy" ... BUT, later, I made vanilla icecream using skim milk, vanilla essence, Splenda, dried milk powder and a few cups of ice. It had the consistency of sorbet - wasn't creamy or "rich". But worth the calories and definitely a TREAT.
Love my machine. Now, what SHALL I try tonight?? Hmmmm ....