Soooooomebody’s a little bit older and wiiiiser today! BEN! 27 years ago today, my little gemstone of a husband was born. Here’s the stud muffin rooting for the Minnesota Twins last night…he was screaming as loud as he usually does for the Miami Hurricanes…check him out in action!
Ahhh – the face of innocence. I have a special dinner planned for tonight – something very atypical for the IGE household, but it was a special request from the birthday boy, so I must oblige. Recipe to come tonight!
So today’s breakfast and lunch were inspired by the desire to clean out some of the surplus food in the fridge and pantry…thus, a little random – but still delish!
Breakfast includes some of that Bear Naked Fruit and Nut granola perfection which I had picked up a bunch of when they were 2/$1 at the store awhile ago, a perfect Honeycrisp apple which we all know I have supplies to last for days of (yes!) and a CherryCashew PURE Bar!
For lunch I packed another Honeycrisp apple (you knew the day would come when I would crush 2 in one day, muwahaha!) a Honey Wheat Bagel which I have another pack of in my freezer and a sample of Sunflower Seed Butter that I received in the mail awhile ago.
I’m not sure what to think about this sunflower seed butter. I like nut butters, I like sunflower seeds…so I should probably like sunflower seed butter, right? At any rate, my plan is to slather it all over my apple and bagel…mmmm!
Pretty good for rummaging through my cupboards and coming up with 2 meals on the fly!
I’m excited to give Ben his birthday gifts tonight – I think I’ve got all his “favorites” covered in one way or another. Crossing my fingers!!
When’s your birthday? Do you have any special birthday traditions?
My birthday is July 5th – my Mom picked the name Kristin because she thought it sounded like a firecracker…hmmm.
The birthday tradition in my family is to have the Pepperidge Farms Cake as our birthday cake. Yep, the one in your grocer’s freezer isle! It started one year when my Dad forgot my Mom’s birthday until like 3:00pm the day of, so he raced to the grocery store to get her a cake, picked up the first one he saw – which happened to be the pepperidge farms one – and it was still frozen when they cut into it that night. Busted! Ever since then, it’s all we’ve eaten for every family member’s birthday! Good thing it’s the best cake in the world, otherwise I’m not so sure how I’d feel about getting a frozen and thawed cake for my birthday!?