Birthday weekend. Check. I had a great low-key birthday weekend filled with everything I wanted. Friday night, David and I finished Homeland, Season 2. OMG. No spoilers–but I love that show.
Saturday morning I slept in, had coffee and made donuts in my new donut maker!! It was actually a gift I bought to bring to a White Elephant gift exchange, and then I decided to keep it. Like it was wrapped under our tree as a gift for myself. From myself. Yeah- I did that.
I tried healthy donuts first. Yeah…can you believe that. I made them and this is how they turned out.
David actually loved them and I realized what I did wrong (stupid Coconut Oil gets me every time), so I may indeed try this healthy recipe again.
So round 2, regular ol’ donuts (which I made healthier by using egg whites, almond milk, coconut oil and whole wheat flour). Muuuuch better. We had fun dressing them up–powdered sugar…honey and cinnamon sugar. Batter comparison? No comparison.
I think with a few more test runs, I can get these perfected.
After donuts, I went on a run, and then got all cleaned up for my Birthday Eve. We spent it doing one of my favorite things–THRIFTING/ANTIQUING. And David came too! And he actually had fun! (Some places more than others).
I snapped a few shots of some of my favorite things I saw. Made the images smaller for quicker loading (hopefully).
Reminded me of Voyage of the Dawn Treader. If it gets cheaper, I’ll go buy this.
I like to “hunt” when I’m in stores like this. You have to be in the mood to dig and look through 98% ugly to find that 2% of cool. Kinda like shopping at Forever 21.
Saturday night, David and I went to dinner at Mr. Friendly’s–neither of us had been, it’s a Columbia “staple” so we hear, and we both enjoyed it. The app was really good (black bean cakes with cilantro creme fraiche), my entrée was weird, but tasted good. It was Sweet Potato Ravioli, and the ravioli’s had been fried or baked or something. I just wanted regular ravioli, so I was a little surprised. Wine and dessert–really good. Service was fine.
Since this post is getting a little long, I’ll have to spill the beans on the rest of the weekend (aka my actual birthday) tomorrow. Stay tuned! Colonel Mustard says BYE!! (Actually, he said high-five). Thanks for all the birthday wishes, y’all. Love you!