Tuesday, May 10, 2011


It’s officially birthday week! I will wish myself a happy birthday on Friday but I must give a shout out to all my May birthdays (hence the reason we call May Birthday Month in my circle)…Happy Birthday to Jordan, Callie, Nish, Thom, Me, Amanda, Grandpa, Robert, Kaitlin, Nichole & Sasha…just to name a few. I always choose this week to eat at the places that I never get to eat at…or I if I do, don’t get what I REALLY want when I go there. This is why I told you last week that I won’t be weighing until the 19th. I will probably be ready to explode by next week anyway…I’ll be ready for a little normalcy and then THE BEACH! I have a lot to look forward to!

In lieu of a recipe (mostly because I’ve had about 1 total hour of spare time in like a week), I decided to share the spread that I made my mother & family for Mother’s Day. I want to give a shout out to David & Lisa because without them, I wouldn’t have been able to go see Water for Elephants with my Mom & Oma. They peeled potatoes, shucked corn, made tea and some other things. My brother is also becoming quite the grill master. I have to say…I know my mom loves R. Pat and I am a fan of Reese Witherspoon and an even bigger fan of Christoph Waltz but I don’t think I’ll be watching Water for Elephants again. I am not good at handling movies that injure those that are helpless and that includes children, the elderly and animals. There is not only violence between humans (it’s crazy how real things look in movies these days), there is also a lot of animal abuse…one brutal scene in particular. I’m not cool with that. Anyway, I digress. Here are a couple pictures of the Mother’s Day spread.

One of my mom’s favorite desserts is Tiramisu. I have never made it before and I found out quickly that Mascarpone Cheese and Lady Fingers are not easy things to find in our little town. I eventually tracked down everything I needed. It tasted quite good…it was a bit mushier than I would’ve liked but I think it turned out all right. The rest of the meal was pretty healthy actually. I’ve made the mashed potatoes (made with low fat buttermilk and parmesan) and the biscuits (also made with low fat buttermilk and I didn’t burn them this time) before to share with you guys. We also had roasted broccoli, grilled corn and grilled chicken with barbecue sauce. The only fattening thing was the butter people added to the potatoes and corn…it was a delicious, filling meal!

I posted a pic below of MOST of the people I know having a birthday in May…I had a few more I could have done but I only had so many flowers. I hope you all have the best birthday ever!

Talk to you soon!


“When the last child cries for a crust of bread,
When the last man dies for just words that he said,
When there's shelter over the poorest head,
We shall be free,

When the last thing we notice is the color of skin,
And the first thing we look for is the beauty within,
When the skies and the oceans are clean again,
Then we shall be free,

We shall be free,
We shall be free,
So stand straight,
Walk proud,
'Cause we shall be free,

When we're free to love anyone we choose,
When this worlds big enough for all different views,
When we're all free to worship from our own kind of pew,
Then we shall be free,

We shall be free,
We shall be free,
Have a little faith,
Hold out,
'Cause we shall be free...” We Shall Be Free-Garth Brooks


  1. Totally love the flower arrangement! It's adorable. Thanks for the birthday shout-out again...and love the Garth song!!!


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