I’m almost there! Just one more paper due Thursday, and I will be temporarily free. Plus, since I got tomorrow’s paper done already, I will be free to spend my birthday lazing around and feeling sorry for my elderly status before I have to go to class 😛
Today, however, is NOT my birthday (although one premature facebook “happy birthday” seems to have started a chain of people unintentionally wishing me happy birthday a day early). Today is Mother’s Day and my sister Allison’s birthday! Soooooo …
Here I am with my mama in December:
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! I love you.
And here I am with my Allie, meeting our first niece, Ella, in 2005:
Happy happy birthday, Allie! I love you, too 🙂
Unfortunately, I could not spend the day with either of these two ladies, as one is in Massachusetts, one is in San Francisco, and I am in New York! Instead, I spent the day writing a paper and fueling my way through the drudgery in the following manner. (Once again, this is an incomplete representation of all I ate, so don’t start to panic that I’ve stopped expanding or anything. Expansion is still
quite in progress. Excellent.)
Today’s overnight breakfast cookie actually involved the last 2/3 cup cooked couscous-lentil mix from dinner at Quercy. Because the couscous was already cookied and quite moist, I needed to add dry things! Into the cookie went a package of freeze-dried strawberries and bananas from Just Tomatoes (it was sooooo hard to keep from eating all of these straight out of the package — they were delicious and crunchy and perfect), 2 tbsp dry milk, and 1 tbsp homemade pineapple-coconut-ginger peanut butter. My plan worked, and the cookie had firmed up successfully by this morning.
I frosted my cookie with a mix of plain yogurt and Artisana cacao bliss, and I topped it with fruit salad:
Later, I had the rest of my spicy spicy Indian food mixed with lots of yogurt and arugula. I sopped up the sauce and yogurt left in the bowl with some pieces of cornbread liberated from the freezer:
In the afternoon, I had some pumpkin pie flax pudding with a dollop of the two butters of the day:
I also did some serious baking in honor of the three special occasions going on, but more details will be arriving tomorrow. Just know that I ate a lot of batter.
“Dinner” at this point ended up being more pumpkin pie flax pudding with oat bran immersion-blended in, chopped strawberries, and the two famous butters once again:
Are you celebrating special days this month?
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Great spin on the breakfast cookie!!
Today is also my brothers birthday, the 16th is our wedding anniversary and the 20th is my daughter’s 10th birthday! Busy month….;)
Mmmm… batter…. hhahahaha I have a thing for batter.
This month: my best friend’s daughter turns 4, a quasi-cousin turns 4, Memorial day, oh, and a blogger get-together Friday!
Sarah! your hair color is ADORABLE!! I love it! Just wanted to say so… 😀
Great post! 🙂 It’s nice to see people say kind things about family members.
Your photo foods look sooo good! Yum! MMMM cake batter. I had a few licks of my own yesterday lol It’s impossible not to have a least one taste.
Have a great evening!
What a fun breakfast cookie! I LOVE your hair colour – wish I could pull it off!
I love liberating food from the freezer. LOL.
No special days this month, but next month is my 1-year wedding anniversary!
There are two special birthdays this month. We will be celebrating my friend’s 30th with a BBQ, on the 30th coincidentally. And my nephew turns 5. We’re going to Canada for the post-birthday celebrations and I’ll also be running my first race of the year – the Ottawa Half.
Your breakfast cookie and pudding look especially wonderful.
No special days for us this month, but my anniversary is June 1 – just barely post-May.
May is a slow month for me..but yay for all your fun stuff- and congrats on your race despite the hellishness and dirt 😀
me+you=birthday celebration=beginning of June.
the pictures are beyond adorable!
Just celebrating mother’s day today, by whippin up some roasted veggies and pastaaaaa!
You and your mama are too cute! And oh boy do I want to try that artisana cocoa bliss!!
You’re almost done!! Good luck finishing it all up Sarah!
All your food looks delicious as usual!
Good luck with your last paper 🙂
Im celebrating lots of special days this month! I’m celebrating my mums birthday (today), my dogs birthday (late may), my dads birthday (late may), my birthday (late may… can you see a trend?)
Pumpkin pie flax pudding looks delcious (its still on my to do list!)… your talent in the kitchen never ceases to amaze me!
Awww, I love how mother’s day and your birthdays are all together 🙂
I celebrated my university graduation yesterday – that’s about all the excitement I can handle for one month!! :p
My best friend is getting married this month – so excited for the wedding!
I’m actually not celebrating any special days this month but I will be goin on vacation of Friday so it’ll be 10 days of relaxing! Which sounds pretty special to me!
And congratulations on finishing that race in the mud and sludge! 🙂
YAYY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!I hope you get to enjoy the day!
I just caught up on that trail race post—you’re a sport for doing that. I, however, think I may be a tad too prissy for that. I’d be so bummed to get my sneaks muddy. Gym rat right here.
I need me some of this batter we have here. Not sure what it is, but I want it.
Hmm celebrations this month… end of the school year, little broskie’s graduation, the last joyous moments with my man before I leave. I actually think every day of this month from here on out is going to create cause to celebrate.
Again, I hope your birthday is wonderful!