Happy birthday, mom!

In honor of my mom’s birthday today, I filled my evening with sweetness πŸ˜€

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I mentioned earlier that my roommate Tara had donated some overripe bananas and aging strawberrries to me since she’s out of town for the weekend. She also donated some banana peanut butter oatmeal which obviously needed a place of honor in my dinner tonight.

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I mixed her cup of oatmeal with the remaining 3/4 cup of protein porridge and then heated half of that mix in the oven. Alongside 1/3 cup healthy cream cheese icing, lots of strawberries, and a slab of cashew-almond butter:

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Sometime after that, I had a minor snack attack and grabbed a few tortilla chips right out of the bag. I also had a couple tbsp golean crunch with a spash of unsweetened soymilk:

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For dessert, I made a sampler platter of treats.

The platter included the last slice of chocolate-frosted chocolate brownie from my freezer bag:

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Healthy cream cheese icing, strawberries, and a jasmine tea biscotti bite:

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Plus the star:

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Remember when I got to have cheesecake batter for dessert earlier in the week? My roommate Brigitte saved me a big slice of the finished product! (Side note: Brigitte cooks in a way that I would never have the guts to. The entire cheesecake included six full packages of real cream cheese plus loads of real butter.) I had half of it with a twistie-tie “M for Mom” since I couldn’t find any birthday candles:

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Ummm, and then I went back and had the other half of the slice. It’s my mom’s birthday, after all! And it was also SO good. Especially the crunchy chocolate wafer crust. Ahhhhh!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!!! Thanks for giving me an excuse to eat lots of sugar (as though I needed another one :P).

How often do you eat REAL (as in, not healthy) desserts?

Don’t forget to enter the Bob’s Red Mill giveaway. The contest ends at noon tomorrow!


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21 thoughts on “Happy birthday, mom!

  1. coco says:

    happy birthday to your mom! it seems that you celebrated it well by yourself! πŸ˜€
    real dessert? when I eat out I guess… I’d never make it at home πŸ™‚

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  2. Chocolate-Covered Katie says:

    Chocolate cashew butter cream cheese oatmeal?! That sounds more decadent than even I could come up with. Sarah, you are now the Queen of Oatmeal! (As strange as that title sounds, we in the blogworld know it’s a compliment hehe. We are an odd bunch, huh?)

    I entered you in the contest three times. I’ll be super-excited if you win because you’re such a sweetheart!!

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  3. Kristie says:

    Happy Birthday to your MOM!!! Mom’s sure are darn special ladies aren’t they?

    I used any holiday as an excuse to eat real desserts. Birthdays most especially. And then once in a while if I’m out at a restaurant and a friend orders something insanely delicious I’ll sneak a few bites of that too.

    I just caught up with all of your earlier posts (darn school!) and I LOL’d at your dad’s April Fool’s joke? He seriously did that? HA!

    I’m also super impressed with your leftovers scoring skills. But I have to ask, how big is your freezer?! Do you have like an extra chest freezer or something to fit all of the goods?

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  4. Susan says:

    I eat a full serving of REAL dessert probably once a month? Usually something is put before that I just can’t pass up! (cheesecake would definitely be one of those things)

    All those nibbles I take from my boyfriend’s desserts when we go out don’t count πŸ˜‰

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  5. Sweetie Pie says:

    Aww… happy birthday to your mom! I ate some chocolate last night in honor of her birthday. Yeah… that’s why I ate the chocolate… πŸ™‚

    I love the twistie tie “M.” Way to recycle!

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  6. dailydulcie says:

    I’m loving all those desserts girl. Yum.. way to live it up!!

    Happy belated birthday to your wonderful Mom!! πŸ˜€

    I eat “REAL” desserts every time I go out to dinner with my family.. I love cannolis, tiramisu, or fruit tarts!

    I also treat myself to cake at special occasions πŸ™‚

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  7. verbalriot says:

    happy birthday to mom, I love that M hahah

    I eat unhealthy desserts when I go out a lot. Russians have this saying that sort of translates into “Eh, if we’re gonna indulge, let’s INDULGE,” meaning, let’s go all the way πŸ™‚

    It’s not exactly healthy but it does help me eat lots!

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  8. Melinda says:

    ohhhh that cheesecake looks amaaaazing!! totally jealous. i guess i don’t really eat desserts all that often, but when i do, i go ALL out haha. Happy birthday to your mom!

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  9. Haleigh says:

    I wish your mom a happy birthday! And I eat ‘real’ desserts probably once every other or week or so… the real thing is always better than the healthy substitute πŸ™‚

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