For Sam's birthday this year, he asked for me to cook for him with real whole foods. If I was going to buy something from the grocery store that was processed, it had to have less than 5 ingredients in it. I did great for the first few days, but we had some dorm events and other outings later in the week so I didn't get to cook every meal for the whole week (I made it up to him by buying him a new tv, though, so I think he forgave me!).
Here are some of the things I made him for his birthday.
|This is the real whole food I started with.|
|And that's what real wheat looks like.|
|And this is what I look like as I grind my own wheat. Which is the easiest thing in the world to do. And the loudest thing in the world to do.|
|And there is my beautiful wheat flour!|
|Now to make some bread!!!|
|Breakfast for the first morning - whole wheat bread with local honey and fresh fruit!|
|Lunch on the first day - brown rice, the best black bean recipe ever, and toppings of sour cream, tomatoes, and avocados. Yum.|
|Day 2 breakfast: homemade granola and yogurt (I loved this granola recipe, but Sam doesn't like coconut so he wasn't a huge fan).|
|Working on dessert for dinner... Lemon Pound Cake This was delicious, but very lemony!|
|Dinner time! Corn salad (this link is close to what I did - just add 4 c. halved cherry tomatoes), lemon pepper grouper, bread, and pound cake.|
|Dinner the next night: fresh steamed broccoli and the best frittata I've ever had in my life. Giada De Laurentiis does it right, y'all.|
|On Sunday, we picnicked in the park, and I brought homemade tortillas, homemade salsa, and made tortilla rollups with cheese and salsa. I also brought fresh fruit and homemade oatmeal cookies.|
|Happy birthday, Sam!|
|I was exhausted and made a box cake. So embarrassing.|
|31 years young!|
|Did I mention I made 9 cakes and had a dorm event so all the guys could celebrate Sam's birthday? I was for real exhausted!|
|Sam and his RAs, past and present.|
It was a great birthday week with lots of good eatin'!