Sunday, January 17, 2010

Not Me Monday

When it comes to the kitchen, I'm pretty good. I churn out lots of nutritious homemade food. I consistently serve fruit and veggies, whole grains, and dairy. I try to keep sugar to a minimum except of course when Eloise and I make a yummy dessert together. Like Friday night. We made yummy cake balls and decorated them together. It was a fun activity and and the perfect Friday night treat.

First I made a chocolate cake. Put it through the food processor. Made a great cream cheese icing and worked it through the crumbs. (Recipe thanks to MckMama). Then, the fun part started.

We prepared the candy coating.

A little color makes blue.

Eloise helps sprinkle.

Yummy "Snow Pops" as the recipe names them, or "Cake Balls" as I called them, or "Cake Bombs" as Alex calls them.

And only let her eat half of one before bed. Like the good, nutritious-minded Mommy that I am..

And I would NEVER, NEVER EVER finish them for breakfast!

In fact, there are lots of things I'd never do.

When it comes to birthdays, I've vowed I'd listen to my daughter and create a celebration around her wants and needs. I know she's young, easily overwhelmed, and strongly opinionated. I have vowed not to let my preferences get in the way and to keep her feelings my priority. So I'm planning her party as such. It'll be small, cute, and manageable. And, I'd NEVER stress about it nor stress about what other mothers might think. Who me? I'd NEVER let MY ego get in the way of HER party. I'd NEVER assess, reassess, and obsess about a 3 year old birthday party. I'm much to grown-up for that. Sure.

1 comment:

gwen said...

Cute, Fun Dessert, Emily! Great pictures. Another very entertaining Not Me Monday post!