Another Special Birthday in October

First and foremost, Happy Birthday Dad!!! Boy, you are getting old. 😉 Just kidding, old schmold, you are getting better with age! 🙂

So this morning I gleefully slept in whilst my man got our son ready for school. How nice of him, right?

Except for the fact that I was gleefully sleeping through an important school meeting, for a club which I am vice president of! Ahh, I feel so irresponsible. I guess last night’s ‘doing nothing is so great’ attitude spilled over onto today! Oops.

I attempted to sooth my anxiety with a big bowl of cereal and a warm cup of coffee. I would call this breakfast, but since it was eaten at about noon, I’ll call it “mini-brunch.”

Cheerios + Nectarine + Almond Milk
Pumpkin Spice Keurig K-cup + Sugar-free Vanilla Caramel Creamer

Go figure, after demolishing said breakfast, my anxiety was still running rampant! So I promptly e-mailed both my professor who oversees the club and the president of the club. As soon as I got a response, my anxiety subsided. I am more determined than ever that this will never happen again!

Enough of the “woe-is-me” stuff, back to the positive stuff!

I ran a few errands with my Mom and sister to get ingredients for my Dad’s birthday dinner. We stopped for a mid-day meal:

Mmm, cheesy!

Dunkin Donuts Egg White Flatbread Veggie Sandwich (This is surprisingly good and the stats aren’t too bad either!)

Large Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee (black)

I was under the impression that I ordered a large coffee, not a bigger-than-my head coffee? I love my caffeine, but dangg.  I still consumed every last drop.

We got to my parents and immediately started on dinner. This dinner was my Mama’s baby, so she had all the ideas and I was just along for the ride!

The Set-up:

Salad:


Mixed Greens
Matchstick Carrots
Sautéed white n’ yellow sweet corn + Chickpeas
Feta Cheese
Tossed in this dressing: 1 part EVOO + 1 part Balsamic Vinegar + Organic Sugar

This was by far my favorite part of the meal!

More Veggies:

3 sliced zucchinis
½ red onion
4 roasted red peppers

All sautéed in EVOO.
While it cooked up, I added some parmesan & salt-n-peppa.
Then the final step, bake it with goat cheese layered in! We named this zucchini bake. Original name? Not-so-much! Delicious result? Yes, indeed!

Protein:

Tortilla Lime Crusted Tilapia (For the non-vegetarians, which is everyone besides for my son and I.)

Carbage:

Rice (cooked in the Rice Cooker! I love this thing!) But, who wants to see pictures of plain old rice?

Dessert:

Pineapple Upside Down Cake + Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

So delicious that it went straight to my face and escaped the camera!

Now, I’m about to digest my food and then hopefully go for a run.

Have a great night!