Happy Father’s Day!
So this was the gift I gave husband for Father’s Day. I bought it for a 6-9 month old so it will hopefully fit the wee babe perfectly NEXT Father’s Day. I have also been busy making some of hubby’s favourite meals today. Instead of spending much on a gift, I thought I would make this day all about him which includes meal selection. I like to cook and it saves some bucks. A win for all.
I made him some egg burritos for breakfast. I should have taken a picture! I scrambled three eggs with a bunch of veggies and put them in two tortillas with cheese slices. This is his favourite weekend breakfast (next to pancakes). By the time he was eating breakfast, I was ready for lunch! I had a hard-boiled egg, but was still ready for a full meal, so I sliced up a bit of the Vegan Walnut Lentil Loaf from yesterday and heated it up on a sundried tomato tortilla.
I topped it with ketchup, but hot sauce or salsa would also be good.
The ketchup was like glue for folding purposes. Nice!
Then I was STILL a bit hungry, so I made two Green Monsters for us. This concoction involved:
- 1 1/2 cups of 1% milk
- 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt (no Greek yogurt this week 😦 )
- 2 cups of frozen strawberries
- 1 banana
- 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
The blender was almost full!
We decided to go for a long walk this afternoon. I had library books to return and husband wanted to rent a movie, so we did a large loop around our neighbourhood. It was terribly hot out, though. I love the heat, but all I could think was POPSICLE. My wish was granted when I got home.
This is a Mango Peach Smoothie popsicle. It’s about 80 calories of pure deliciousness.
I spent the rest of the afternoon in the basement, reading about frugality, babies, and parenting online. I got some great ideas about homemade baby wipes and a homemade Moby wrap! I was definitely feeling the “hippie mama vibe”.
For dinner, macaroni and cheese was requested. I was both happy and sad about this request. Happy, because macaroni and cheese is possibly my all-time favourite meal. Sad, because I have been known to eat gigantic pans of it in one sitting alone. Macaroni and cheese is both my best friend and worst nemesis. It is quite the juxtaposition.
The recipe I usually use isn’t the worst of them, though. The main ingredients call for 1 cup of dry macaroni, 2 cups of milk, and 2 cups of shredded cheddar. I’ve salivated over read about recipes that contain numerous types of cheese, heavy cream, and lots of pasta. Mine isn’t too bad in comparison.
The finished product always makes me catch my breath.
Frugal tip: Instead of buying bread crumbs, just toast the ends of loaves and grate to make your own. I freeze my loaf ends and they’re great to use in bread pudding, as french toast, or as bread crumbs.
Let’s just pretend that this was all that I ate for dinner (served along with steamed veggies):
Do you believe me?
Can you blame me? I mean, look at this picture.
I went back for a small serving of seconds. “Small” being a very subjective word to use 🙂
Now I am watching The Birdcage on TV and staring at these pictures, reliving the experience. In about an hour, we are going to watch Youth in Revolt. Macaroni and Cheese followed by a Michael Cera flick? A nice conclusion to the weekend, I think.
I made up this dessert plate up for us to share during the movie.
Strawberry Spice Loaf, Cadbury Dairy Milk, chocolate wafer cookies, blueberries, and strawberries
(Yes, Bootsy is on the kitchen table. Please don’t judge 😉 )
See you tomorrow!