Monday, June 21, 2010

Father’s Day and “The Bomb”

Happy Monday, all! Have you had a good day? I know I have. Yesterday, too which is why I didn’t get to the computer to post. My hubby enjoyed a wonderful Father’s Day yesterday. It all started with DS making him breakfast. My hubby doesn’t particularly like his breakie in bed so he made DS a deal that breakfast could be made as soon as he woke up. First they set to work on the coffee: IMG_2134
Then presents were given out;IMG_2136 IMG_2135
Finally, breakfast was served!IMG_2142
See the blob ob butter between the toast? Yeah, my hubby had to scrape that off. Apparently DS thought he was laying cement. :) For my breakfast I made French toast with the last 2 pieces of whole grain bread, egg beaters, almond breeze, vanilla and cinnamon.IMG_2139
The egg slices were topped with coconut butter and strawberries.IMG_2137

Next up was a trip to the farm. The kids brought my Father in law his first bag of peanuts for the year (he gets them on his b-day and Christmas, too!) and then we went to the barn to see how the babies were going along. No new ones yet, but the others are growing just perfect!IMG_2158 IMG_2146 IMG_2148 IMG_2156
When we got home I made big salads for DD and myself. I really didn’t get enough green stuff in this weekend. The salad had spring mix from the garden, tomatoes, avocado, carrots, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan Caesar dressing;IMG_2159
Then I ate a chocolate chip All Bran bar.IMG_2160
The afternoon was mostly spent lounging on the deck. I don’t do so well at lounging for long so I got up and made some muffins using this recipe. I made a few substitutions, but the main one was fresh blueberries for raisins. There is a photo further along in the post! While they were baking I cleaned up and enjoyed a slice of juicy watermelon:IMG_2161
Soon enough it was time to head over to my parents place for Father’s Day dinner. There were grilled zucchini, sweet potato fries, salad, buns, sausages and steak. Here’s my plate with an empty spot because I was sharing a steak with my sis and was waiting for her to cut it.IMG_2165
This is the dressing that I used on my salad: IMG_2164

And here’s the steak which I only ate about a quarter of. IMG_2166

I just wasn’t feeling it! Dessert was a lemon “affair” cake that my sister picked up:IMG_2168
She was after a lemon meringue, but couldn’t find one to save her soul. Meh, everyone liked this one well enough! Here’s my piece.IMG_2169
I also ate one brownie.IMG_2167 Yes, I can’t believe it….only one!! We sat out until 8pm enjoying the gorgeous evening, but alas, we had to get the kids home to bed. Much to their displeasure of course! I got a great photo of my Dad with the kids, though!IMG_2163
Because they’re both sitting ahead of him, he looks like a munchkin!! LOL! Once settled at home I parked it on the couch to watch the MMVA’s while sipping on a mug of David’s Tea:IMG_2172
Sleep was not my friend last night. I tossed and turned most of the night and true to form had a helluva time getting out of bed this morning. Ugh. I’ve never been a morning person! My shower did a good job of shaking the cobwebs loose and by the time I was dressed and had my face on I was ready for some eats. I made the same bowl for breakfast that I attempted last Friday only this one didn’t blow over in the microwave! I had to keep a close eye on it, though because it sure tried too! HA!IMG_2174
-2/3 cup water
-1/3 cup Quaker oats
-vanilla chai tea powder (about a tbsp)
-strawberries (thawed out)
SO good! I’ll have to do this again sometime.

Worked whipped by so fast today! I love that. A one point I looked at the clock and it was already 11:20! SNACK TIME! I brought one of the blueberry muffins that I baked yesterday:IMG_2162
What a treat! Dense and flavourful with burst of blueberry goodness. My kind of muffin! I did an interval session on the treadmill today. It worked out to 2 minutes of walking on an incline of 7% with the speed at 4mph and 2 minutes of running with a .5% incline with a speed of 6mph. T’was a sweaty one!!

Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 159
Max Hr: 175
Calories Torched: 438
Distance: 3.9 miles

I really wanted to bring a big salad today, but I had some spinach and veggie pizza from Friday night that I didn’t want to waste so I took that instead:IMG_2175
I like my leftover pizza cold. How do you prefer it? Reheated or stone cold??? My afternoon delight was a bowl of watermelon.IMG_2176
I never get sick of watermelon in the summer!

Dinner was chicken done on the BBQ, grilled zucchini and steamed broccoli. The broc had some sweet onion salad dressing drizzled on top!IMG_2177

Tasty dinner! Mom, DD and I went to a blow out clothing sale after dinner (I ended up coming out with only a tank top!!) but before leaving I had a palmful of mint chocolate chips to curb my sweet tooth.IMG_2178

We were a bit early picking Mom up so I made a pit stop at the health food store because I received a coupon in the mail for a free loaf of Silver Hills bread that I wanted to use. You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see which one I bought, though! Hehe! I will show you a funky chocolate bar that I scooped up, though!IMG_2179 IMG_2180

Interesting, no? Can’t wait to try it tomorrow! I dropped Mom off to change and then she walked to my place and we borrowed KC and went for a 3 mile walk. I didn’t get back in until 9:15pm! I love warm summer nights!

I can’t remember now if it was Friday or Saturday night, but I gave the famous “chocolate cherry bomb” a go!IMG_2132

Into my MB went approx a 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1 cup USVAB, 10 frozen cherries and 1 scoop of cocoa Camino dark chocolate powder. It. Was. Wonderful!


And I think that’s it! I’ll catch you all tomorrow!!

Bye for now!!


  1. aww your kids look so excited and proud to give their dad the presents! that's precious :)

  2. Bahahaha I love that photo of DS giving your hubz his present...cracked me up!

    And 'laying cement' LOL!

    PS love the fam photo on the right sidebar :)

  3. Love the breakfast and gift photos - looks like a great father's day for your hubs and FIL! That greek yogurt dressing looks awesome, I'll have to look out for it at Superstore.

  4. Too cute about the kid's making father's day breakfast. I like reheating my pizza just cause it's normally very cold out.

  5. Ah, what a great fathers day for DH!! your kids are too cute making him bfast! my dad refuses to let us cook for him for bfast every year! since he always gets up at 5am and eats just after that!

    the baby horses are growing up so fast! there is one i see everyday en route to work and i squeal every single time. tooooo cute!

  6. That lemon cake looks pretty amazing. I'd eat that instead of meringue, no problem! Although, I do love a good meringue as well.

    I usually eat leftover pizza cold as well. Sometimes I have the urge to heat it up, but usually I'm too lazy for that ;)

  7. glad you had a good father's day! Sorry that your sleep wasn't that good, it happens to me more often lately and it sucks... fortunately a good shower makes the trick! :)

  8. What a great weekend you had! I am always jealous of your trips to see the little ponies. Glad your husband had a good father's day. I love when your kiddos make breakfast for you two- SO sweet. Your french toast looks jammin- I'm totally making another loaf of bread today after seeing this. Sorry you didn't get super sleep the other night- hopefully last night was much better. Enjoy your week

  9. Fathers day looks like a good time. I can't wait to see my dad this weekend.

    I've not been sleeping so well either...

  10. So cute that the kids always want to make you both breakfast--I bet your hubby enjoyed it, minus the over-do of butter haha. I prefer my leftover pizza just warmed up a bit actually.

  11. Those are some excellent looking eats--the zucchini, the cake--everything! and look at those babies--adorable!

  12. Your kiddies are so cute! They looked super excited giving gifts. Holy yum your french toast looks absolutely divine. That chocolate cherry bomb sounds heavenly!


  13. Looks like it was a great Father's Day! Your kiddos are so cute to make breakfast!

    That lemon cake looks amazing!

  14. The pic of your kids and your dad is so cute, gotta frame that one for sure! Your kids are adorable and are great kids! We are very lucky moms to have wonderful kids! We need to pat ourselves on the back!

    All the eats look delish, and so cute your son made breakfast for his dad!

    Chocolate cherry bomb is something I need to make soon! I see it on so many blogs!

    Hope you have a great day!!!!!!!


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